Only 5 months since the report by the students below,  today on 2 May, another devastating fire swept through Masiphumelele.   Please can you help – no donation is too small.  Follow the link to see where you can donate clothes, food, money or building material. http://scenicsouth.co.za//2011/05/masiphumelele-fire-destroys-500-homes-how-you-can-help/ 

As many were enjoying the spirit of happiness of the festive season with their
families a devastating fire ravaged  part of the settlement of Masiphumelele
destroying people’s possessions and leaving an estimated 1000 people homeless.

Local students Mawande Sokaya and Solomzi Mtengwane of Masiphumelele sent in this report. They are just going into Grade 12 at Masiphumelele High School and they are Gold Learners in the Ikamva Youth programme.

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