Devastating blaze forces residents to sleep under trees

What I did see there when I walked up there was total and utter devastation.

Kieno Kammies, CapeTalk Breakfast host

The one mom standing there with her two kids saying she can't help her husband re-build because someone has to look after kids.

Kieno Kammies, CapeTalk Breakfast host

I met a 80-year-old guy. This man at the age of 80 was building his shack on his own.

Kieno Kammies, CapeTalk Breakfast host

CapeTalk Breakfast host, Kieno Kammies, says some of the Imizamo Yethu residents have been sleeping under the trees following fires that destroyed their shacks on Saturday.

The City of Cape Town says more than 15 000 people are currently homeless, trying to pick up the pieces to re-build their shacks.

Kieno reflects on his walkabout at Imizamo Yethu informal settlement this morning during his Breakfast show.

Listen to the audio below to hear more from him...


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