Joburg Mayor says they will assist those affected by Kwa Mai Mai Market fire

Hundreds of families are left salvaging their belongings following a fire that killed at least nine people near Kwa Mai Mai market in the Joburg CBD.

At least 11 others are recovering in hospital after the blaze destroyed shacks yesterday.

While officials are investigating the cause of the fire, it’s suspected that illegal electricity connection may have sparked the blaze.

Joburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo said that they would be assisting those affected.