By Tauhierah Salie The tragic story of Tanzanian National Yusuf Kariboto’s heroic attempt to rescue little Abieda Paulse from the Vygieskraal canal in Belgravia is one that is yet to be concluded. The valiant hafith had jumped into the canal to save the eight-year-old on the 9th of July, after[…]
The body of the 8-year-old girl that fell into the canal at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in Athlone has not yet been retrieved, despite an extensive search over the past few days. It has been just under a week since little Abieda Steenkamp was washed away in the canal under[…]
Residents of the ‘the Vlei’ informal settlement in Vygieskraal in Athlone will have to start over after a fire wreaked havoc on Monday afternoon. Two people died in the blaze and approximately 1200 people were displaced. The raging fire destroyed over 300 informal structures. The Gift of the Givers Foundation[…]
Police divers have on Monday resumed the search for a missing 32-year-old male in the Vygieskraal dam. Police spokesperson, colonel Andre Traut said it is believed that the victim drowned over the weekend. “We will continue with our search during the course of the day.” Circumstances around the drowning[…]
A fire on Monday night damaged two houses and destroyed 100 shacks in Athlone, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. Spokesperson Liezl Moodie said the blaze broke out at 21:40 at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in 8th Avenue, Belgravia Estate. About 400 people were displaced. No injuries were reported,[…]
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