Vodacom Digs Deeps and Donates R3 Million to Cape Town Fire Relief

Vodacom Digs Deeps and Donates R3 Million to Cape Town Fire Relief

- Vodacom has donated R3 million to help with relief operations following the devasting fire which threatened Cape Town over the weekend

- The money was donated to the Western Cape government to help with rescue operations

- The fire had damaged numerous buildings including the University of Cape Town and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi's house

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The cell phone giant Vodacom has donated a whopping R3 million to help relieve the effects of the fire which started on Table Mountain over the weekend.

The fire eventually threatened the City of Cape Town and thanks to the brave efforts of firefighter a disaster of unimaginable magnitude was averted.

Group CEO, Shameel Joosub, revealed that the donation was aimed at helping the Western Cape government with rescue operations following the devastating fire.

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"Vodacom has donated R3 million towards relief efforts to help thousands impacted by a runaway fire in Cape Town. To mitigate disruptions to their learning, Vodacom is also giving UCT students on its network a free data and voice minutes bundle."

The fire damaged the library of the University of Cape Town, the restaurant near Rhodes Memorial and numerous houses including one owned by Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi.

Vodacom Digs Deeps and Donates R3 Million to Cape Town Fire Relief
The fire threatened the City of Cape Town and thanks to brave firefighters the unthinkable was averted. Photo credit: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images
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Earlier Briefly News reported that a man has reportedly been arrested for allegedly starting one of the fires that are taking Cape Town apart. Firefighters have been battling the massive blaze on Table Mountain and received calls about several people making bush fires.

Reports say that there were two calls in succession that people had been seen in the bushes starting fires. There were allegedly three people accused of arson. Law enforcement detained one person for allegedly being present at the area of the fire.

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Upon questioning the unnamed individual, the man alleged that he was attempting to stop the fire before telling law enforcement that he had been the one to start it.

In similar news, Juliet Crew, South Africa's only all-female firefighting crew are on the front lines of the Cape Town fire and have shared some amazing pics of themselves in action.

The firefighting crew has been working tirelessly to fight the blaze which had threatened Cape Town and extensively damaged the University of Cape Town.

Juliet Crew is in a vulnerable position and needs a permanent base of operations; they are temporarily based at the Vergelegen NCC FireBase.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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