538 homeless after Imizamo Yethu fire
Naledi Shange, News24
Cape Town - A total of 538 people were left homeless on Saturday after their shacks were gutted by a blaze at the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Cape Town, said the city's disaster management.
A total of 128 dwellings were destroyed in the blaze which happened in the early hours of the morning.
"Emergency sheltering has been activated [at the] local community hall," said spokesperson Charlotte Powell.
The SA Red Cross Society has also provided relief, hot meals, blankets and clothing.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.