Mzansi pulls together to help those affected by the Alexandra fire

Mzansi pulls together to help those affected by the Alexandra fire

South Africans are coming together to help those affected by the fire that raged through Alexandra in Joburg. Twitter is flooded with people rising to the occassion in an effort to help almost 2000 people who find themselves displaced

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500 shacks have burnt down and 2000 people displaced after a fire has raged through Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Allegedly the blaze started after an argument between two men saw one of the men setting his opponents home on fire.

Tragically the fire spread to surrounding homes and the damage is heart wrenching.

The community has risen to the occasion and every effort is being made to come to the assistance of the victims.

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Under #alexfire Mzansi is pulling together to organise relief for those affected. Gift of the Givers has set up a station to feed those who were displaced and a nearby hall has been set up to provide shelter.

Tumi Sole has also risen to the occasion, rushing to the scene and helping to co-ordinate efforts to assist those in need. Uber South Africa is also assisting by transporting donations that are flooding in to the area.

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Advocate Kgauzer Letswalo has gone as far as cancelling his Christmas plans to help, saying that he would be on the scene as soon as he was finished with his work day. He encouraged others to do their part.

Twitter is flooded with people who are doing everything they can to assist their fellow South Africans in this time of need and it is nothing short of inspiring. Like a phoenix Alexandra will surely rise from the ashes, stronger than before.

Here is just a few of the heartwarming responses to the call for assistance.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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