"My only thought was: I don't want to die"

Nolufefe Mhlangeni lost her home and possessions in Sunday morning's fire in Masiphumelele. Photo by Thembela Ntongana.

"It was the 7th of December 2013 when my mom and daughter died in a fire. And now I’ve lost my home,” Mhlangeni told GroundUp today.

When the fire started, a few houses away from her one-room shack, the only thing she could think about was running for her life.