Fortunately, no more than five people have been hospitalized following the fire outbreak and due to smoke inhalation at Umgababa flats Block D in Zamdela, Sasolburg on Tuesday 22nd of March.

The fire heavily damaged all 16 units and the heart breaking fact is that most of the residents lost all their belongings. One of the tenants who was shaken by the whole incident explained that he was in the house and decided to take stroll and when he came back, everything was on fire.

The Metsimaholo Local Municipality (MLM) says it awaits reports on the incident.

“The Municipality eagerly awaits the investigations and reports into this disastrous incident and will ensure that a formal investigation into the cause of fire is speedily undertaken.”

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.