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Relative unable to bury family members due to DNA bcklog

The family of shack fire victims from Khayelitsha have appealed to the Cape Town community to assist with their burial.

Sesethu Matiwane, 37, died alongside her 10-month-old son, Imolathile, when her and her life partner Lizo Ntaba’s shack caught fire on December 26 at the “Level 2” informal settlement in Khayelitsha. Matiwane is survived by two daughters, aged 15 and 16.

Nobuntu Matiwane said about her niece: “I heard about the incident from my son, he called me around 6am that day telling me to rush here because my niece has passed on together with her son.

“As an elder of the family I am unemployed and I don’t have any means whatsoever. I hope someone can assist us with the burial together with the DNA money that we urgently need,” said Nobuntu.

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