City comes through for families affected by the Plastic View fire

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City of Tshwane officials and Members of the Mayoral Committee reached out to assist Plastic View residents following a devastating fire that broke at the informal settlement on 17 July 2021.

Three MMCs, Cllr. Thabisile Vilakazi for Social Development, Cllr. Mpho Mehlape-Zimu from Human Settlements and Cllr. Dana Wannenburg from the Environmental department was at the scene assisting the fire victims.

Executive Mayor, Cllr Randall William said emergency service teams responded swiftly in the evening to extinguish the blaze.

“Through the Department of Community and Social Development Services, the community will be provided with 500 hygiene packs, 200 blankets, 200 mattresses, and 150 food backs.

“In addition to the city relief efforts, community members and volunteers came together to assist by donating much-needed items,” he said.

Mr. Williams said, “The NGO LIFT has been a key organization helping to coordinate these efforts. The City would like to thank our residents for their kindness and for assisting those in need. We hope these will encourage many others to also assist where they can.

“I would also like to send a special word of gratitude to the Moreleta Gemeente Church for mobilizing the community response during this tragic incident and offering the displaced families particularly women and children a place to sleep,” he said.

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