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Fire displaces elderly Muslim woman

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A fire in Belthorn Estate has left the elderly 97 year Aaisha Stemmet displaced. On Thursday, just after Esha a fire destroyed the dwelling of the elderly women and her 70 year old daughter. Disaster Risk Management services said the two victims were transported to Groote Schuur Hospital. Two other family members, a couple, were forced to seek alternative accommodation, with their son.

One of the grand-children of the elderly Aaisha Stemmet, Imam Fahim Isaacs, said they require building material to fix the badly burnt roof and materials to rebuild what is left of the house as it is repairable.

“With the help of our Muslim brothers and sisters in the month of Ramadan, Allah can work wonders in making the rebuilding of the home possible,” said Isaacs.

The pensioner and her daughter are currently living with him in Surrey Estate until such time that the house has been repaired. Isaacs said the cause of the fire is still unknown.

“It is heartbreaking to see the state the house is in and that the family has to be split up as a result of the fire.”

Isaacs appealed to the broader community to assist with donations or building supplies. Contact him on 021-633 6584 or 072 291 5586. VOC (Imogen Vollenhoven)


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