City of CT pledges R30m to rebuild Imizamo Yethu

Four people died in the blaze and thousands of people have been displaced after the fire broke out on Saturday.

Thousands of people have been left homeless following a fire in an informal settlement in Hout Bay. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has pledged R30 million to help rebuild a section of Imizamo Yethu that was devastated by a fire.

Provincial officials and national government representative visited the area on Tuesday following the fatal fire.

Four people died in the blaze and thousands of people have been displaced after the fire broke out on Saturday.

Provincial Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela says: “The intention is to profile the people to understand who will qualify for what.”

Madikizela on Tuesday appealed to residents not to rebuild their homes just yet.

“The leadership must assist us to engage with people as it’s not easy to keep people off site. The people are eager to go back.”

WATCH: After the fire... Hout bay residents begin to rebuild

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)