Cape residents still waiting for homes to be rebuilt — two years after blaze

Two years ago a fire destroyed 53 houses, but the families still wait for new ones

27 December 2020 - 00:00 By bobby jordan

Dirkie van Rooy settles his good leg into the Wupperthal dust and recalls when he had to hobble to escape a raging wildfire.

“Balls of fire were falling,” he said, pointing at a cluster of singed palm trees that exploded into flame when a fire charged through the remote Cederberg town at around 3pm on December 30 2018...

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