Mayor‚ MEC to visit site of Durban factory blaze


Mayor‚ MEC to visit site of Durban factory blaze

Nathi Olifant | 2017-03-27 17:15:52.0

Drone footage – commissioned by TMG Digital – has revealed the full extent of the Durban factory fire, which continued to burn on Saturday afternoon.

Image by: BYRON DU BOIS /

MEC for economic development‚ tourism and environmental affairs Sihle Zikalala and eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede will on Tuesday visit the site of fire which has been burning since Friday.

The government officials are going to inspect the damage and potential environmental hazard caused by the blaze which has had firefighters working around the clock at the Rossburgh warehouse.

Siyabonga Maphumulo‚ communication officer at Zikalala’s office‚ said the MEC will be accompanied by senior officials from the various government departments that played a critical role in ensuring that the fire was contained will also interact with members of the media on what remedial efforts will be taken going forward.

A fire officer told TMG Digital on Monday afternoon that while the fire was now under control they were monitoring other flammable parts of what was left of the warehouse.

“We should arrest the situation by late Tuesday. It’s been one exhausting process. It really pushed our limits‚ but we did our best‚” he said.

The cause of the fire remains unknown until a thorough investigation is conducted.

– TMG Digital/The Times

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