#KnysnaFire: "It looks like those photographs from World War II"

Alan Winde, MEC for Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape has driven to the town of Knysna to assess the damaged caused by the fires that demolished several parts of the town. He describes to Capetalk's Pippa Hudson the heavy smoke is hanging everywhere.

Read: "It all happened so quickly we ran out with the clothes on our back" #KnysnaFire

The whole town has very eerie feel.

Alan Winde, MEC Of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape

Winde says devastation experienced is unbelievable. Winde goes on to say that almost 90% of businesses are closed because the town is busy collecting food and clothing for the displaced.

The damage is going to have a massive economic impact.

Alan Winde, MEC Of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape

It's like every single road sign doesn't exist. It looks like those photographs of Delville Wood from the Second World War. It's just phenomenal.

Alan Winde, MEC Of Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape

Listen to the clip below for the full interview:


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