KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Sipho Hlomuka has learned with shock and sadness of the passing of three children in a fire that engulfed a home in the early hours of this morning in eZakheni B Section outside Ladysmith.
This morning disaster management teams responded to this incident where three members of the Hlubi family died tragically while one adult was admitted to hospital in the same incident. The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.
Hlomuka has expressed his condolences to the family: “We are shattered to lose three children in this manner. A thorough investigation will be conducted by the disaster management teams around the circumstances of this tragedy. The department is also coordinating relief for the Hlubi family as they deal with the tragedy” said Hlomuka.