Imizamo Yethu fire victim describes her plight - and find out how you can help

CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson speaks to one of the 15 000 residents Imizamo Yethu residents who had all their belongings destroyed by the fire on Saturday.

Nomfundo Mbali says she has been sleeping with relatives and travelling back to Imizamo Yethu to ensure that she receives help from organisations that are helping victims of the fire.

I'm so worried. Every night I am crying because I don't know what I am going to do.

Nomfundo Mbali, Imizamo Yethu fire victim

Mbali says she does not know what to do to rebuild her home.

She says she is pregnant and has a six-year-old daughter who is deaf.

Listen to Nomfundo Mbali describe how the fire has destroyed her home below...

You can donate at any Shoprite or Checkers store across the Western Cape:

Shoprite and Checkers are collecting for disaster relief through their #ActForChange Fund and their mobile soup kitchens have been serving since Saturday at the impacted area.

Citizens can get involved by donating any amount at the till points of all Shoprite and Checkers store across the country.

All Shoprite and Checkers stores across the Western Cape will also be accepting non-perishable donations to assist the Imizamo Yethu fire victims.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Imizamo Yethu fire victim describes her plight - and find out how you can help


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