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Gauteng Premier Makhura arrives in Alexandra following fire

Hundreds of people are homeless after the blaze tore through an informal settlement on Thursday.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura surveys the damage in Alexandra following a fire in the area on 6 December 2018. Picture: @David_Makhura/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has arrived in Alexandra where residents are picking up the pieces after a devastating fire.

Hundreds of people are homeless after the blaze tore through an informal settlement on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the man accused of starting the fire has died in hospital.

He was allegedly assaulted by locals and police have opened a case of murder.