Squatter camp family receives help after they lost their kids in a fire

Squatter camp family receives help after they lost their kids in a fire

The Tyhalani family lost so much last month when their shack caught fire- all their belongings and five of their kids.

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The Daily Sun reported the Tyhalani family's shack caught fire in June and it helped them receive some help- but, it was not enough.

Luckily, people did not forget about them and one month after the day they lost everything, South Africans still opened their hearts and wallets to them.

Briefly.co.za learned Margaret Tyhalani lost four of her children that dreadful day and now she has to live with her sister at the Marikana squatter camp in a shack that's way to small for everyone.

Squatter camp family receives help after they lost their kids in a fire

Margaret Tyhalani and her daughter with DA PR councillor Thulani Van Der Stemele. Photo credit: Lulekwa Mbadamane/Daily Sun.

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But, although they lost so much, they keep on receiving from generous South Africans. On 17 July, DA PR councillor Thulani Stemela visited Tyhalani and her daughter to drop off food parcels.

The 42-year-old mother said she appreciates all the donations she received thus far, but added she hoped someone could help her daughter finish her higher education qualification.

“I often used part of the kids’ grant money for my daughter’s transport to university. I also ran a small business but now that the kids are no more, I’m battling to send Nangamso to university,” she said.

As for her future plans, Tyhalani said would never return to Mesiya because that were her children died.

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