Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home pleads for help after fire destroys home

Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home in Makhasa, Khayelitsha in Cape Town has been left destitute by a fire that destroyed the home.

In the early hours of 14 November 2018, Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home suffered horrific fire damage. All the children are safe, however, the home has lost almost everything and will need to start over from the ground up.

They are asking for a helping hand.

Someone was trying to break in. We had a shack that we use as a storage at the back of the house and someone jumped over the fence and caught fire while trying to steal and the place burnt down.

Yondela Nyongo, Director of Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home

We know that the person is a drug addict. He was caught this morning. He said he lit a match because he couldn't see and it fell on the floor.

Yondela Nyongo, Director of Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home

We lost everything; lost school books, school uniform, appliances etc. The most important thing we need is accommodation.

Yondela Nyongo, Director of Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home

We also need food, clothes, bedding, clothes aged from 6-22 years.

Yondela Nyongo, Director of Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home

John Maytham informed Nyongo that Toy Run Cape Town will donate R5 000 to help with the rebuilding.

A Backabuddy page has been set up to assist in raising funds.

Those willing to help can click on the Help rebuild after fire BackaBuddy link, or contact the CapeTalk studios and Zanokhanyo.

Listen to what happened and how many children stay at the shelter...


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