On the 11 March at around 2am, over 5 shacks burnt to the ground in Ext 11 land left families stranded and not knowing where they are going to sleep, affecting 20 people including babies and children.
The families lost everything, they were only left with the clothes on their backs. Some don’t even know what they will use to rebuild their homes because all their belongings burned to ashes. However, the Diepsloot Residents association together with the Social Development came in handy to assist these residents.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.