Social Development MEC aids family of 3 Soweto children killed in shack fire

Gauteng Social Development MEC, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, has visited the family of the three children who died in a shack fire in Snake Park, Soweto.

The children were aged between 10 months and five years old.

The parents who are both 35 years-old, were also injured in the fire.

EWN reporter, Pelani Phakgadi, says Social Development has provided the grieving family with access to psychologists, groceries and financial support for the funerals.

The children will be laid to rest on Thursday in Braamfischerville.

It's still unclear what caused the fire.

Listen to Pelani Phakgadi below for more information...

[WATCH] Neighbours recount shack fire in which 3 children died


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