Metro holds memorial for victims of Zwide old age home fire

BY SUPPLIED - NOVEMBER 27, 2015

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality council has held a memorial service for Ekuphumleni fire victims, at St Peters Anglican Church in Zwide.

Families of the late Stanford Ngesi, John Tukani and Phillip Mqingwana, friends and the home applauded the municipality and other stakeholders for the support and comfort during this time of tragedy.

Board member of Ekuphumleni Old Age Home Robert Tlou said, "Would like to thank the council,SASSA,Social Development and everyone for their comfort and support. We're hurt because we really loved them and these three we close and very special. We've really lost great men."

Delivering a message of support to the families on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, Cllr Andile Mfunda said, "We know this wound is very deep and this is the saddest time of your life. When we heard about the incident government from the Nation level to the local we were very touched.

"To the families of the victims we express our condolences. The mayor and the council will make sure that does not happen again. Our mayor is concern about old age homes and raising the matter strongly at the council. Hence I am saying will do everything to make sure that this incident doesn't repeat itself. Old Age Homes are part of our top priorities."

 

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