In the early hours of this morning at 2:30 Disaster Management teams from Nongoma responded to a structural fire in the Mhlongo household in Ndema area under ward 2 of the Nongoma local municipality.
In this incident 3 people, unfortunately, lost their lives in the Mhlongo household, Muziwendoda Mhlongo (76), Busisiwe Grace Mhlongo (67) and Nzuzo Dlamini (7).
From the reports received by the department, the deceased are all the people that were in the house when the structural fire occurred.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family that had lost three loved ones. Disaster Management teams will continue to provide support to the family following this tragic incident.
The cause of the fire is not known, specialists have been assigned to investigate.
Issued by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sihle Zikalala