One thousand homes destroyed in Masiphumelele fire

Aftermath of fire in Section E of Masiphumelele.

Lunga Mathambo, chair of the Masiphumelele Youth Development Forum, is standing with a few residents on the edge of the burnt landscape. He says that in the early morning, about 1am, a fire started in Section D — no one knows how — and wiped out both Section D and Section E.