This week, the Marshalltown fire inquiry will give a long-awaited update on its investigation into the deadly blaze that consumed a building in August, claiming the lives of 77 people, including 12 children. According to EWN, the independent commission, chaired by retired Constitutional Court Judge Sisi Khampepe, had initially scheduled the commencement of its investigations for Sunday but experienced a postponement, the reasons for which were not mentioned. The commission had six months to complete its inquiry, and its detailed report will address various unanswered questions surrounding the fire’s origins and the prevalence of hijacked buildings in Johannesburg.
Gauteng government spokesperson Sizwe Pamla stated, “We know that they intend to convene a media briefing this coming week, so we will have a sense of where things stand.” For the victims of this tragic fire, the smell of smoke continues to serve as a traumatic reminder of that fateful day on August 31st.
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