Fatal shack fire shatters a Khayelitsha family

A burnt shack in which four children died yesterday in Site B, Khayelitsha. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.

Alwaba Vensile (3), her sister Zanele Vensile (1), Ayakha Vellem (6) and his younger sister Azizipho Vellem (1) died.

The area is a mixture of shacks and RDP houses. Four shacks were burnt down including the one with all four children inside. Two formal houses were damaged.