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Cops come to aid of city family who lost home in fire


Galashewe grandmother and five grandchildren left destitute after fire guts their home

Pictures: SAPS

IN SUPPORT of Mandela Month, police members of Group B, under the command of brigadiers Jean Westly, Thabo Moeng, Dick de Waal and Adri Basson, opened their hearts to a Galashewe family that was left destitute after a fire destroyed their house.

The wheelchair-bound widow of a late retired police official, who lives with her five grandchildren, woke up recently to find that her house was on fire. 

The grandmother was helped to escape by neighbours just in time before the roof collapsed and the family managed to escape with only minor burns. 

Group B dedicated 67 minutes to the destitute and got together under the theme “Take action, inspire change and make everyday a Mandela Day” in order to make a difference to the family. 

The team donated clothing, bedding and groceries, with the hope that “the little they did would go a long way”.