A matriculant from Vrygrond near Muizenberg is seeking assistance from the public after his house burned down last week. According to reports, 21-year-old Ongeziwe Ngwane lost his uniform, textbooks, and notes to assist him to pass matric.
Ngwane said in a Facebook post that the fire ruined his life and he is even considering dropping out of writing his final exams.
“I am hopeless, I had worked hard to ensure I passed but the fire had put all my plans into ashes. I had worked so hard, I had notes I have been jotting down so that I would read towards exams but they are all gone, I do not know where to start,” the post said.
IOL reported that Ngwane’s house was one of several homes in informal settlements that were destroyed in the blaze.
Community activist, Fawzia Cassieman indicated further that those who were affected by the fire is in desperate need of assistance.
“They are sleeping by their friends or they have to borrow money for material so they can rebuild again.
It’s almost Christmas now and the people are going to suffer for the whole holiday and I don’t think that’s fair,” Cassiem was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, the public can assist Ngwane and those affected by the fire by contacting 074 323 1815.