Bad news for firefighters and the SANDF as the South African Weather Service predicted strong winds will persist throughout the weekend in the Western Cape and southern Cape coast.
[LIVE] #KnysnaFires: Firefighter dies, fires move on to Plett
Officials have described the Knysna fire as the largest and most destructive fire in a built-up area in recent years.
[LISTEN] In Knysna, several people lost their possessions in a wildfire. Xolani Gwala interviews one of those people, expecting mother Vicky Roos, after she had to flee her home.
The lush vegetation that usually greets motorists upon entering Knysna, has been reduced to a charred landscape. Picture: EWN
In a statement, Brand SA's CEO , Dr Kingsley Makhubela said, " Brand South Africa is working closely with the Gift of the Givers in providing humanitarian support in the form of food, water, shelter. Now more than ever it is important for citizens to unite and play their part by assisting in any way they can”.