By Thys Khiba
Setlagole -The North West member of the executive council (MEC) for Social Development, Boitumelo Moiloa has assured the family of Wageng and Sealogo psychosocial support on Wednesday.
This follows the tragic death of their 86 year-old grandmother Allie Sealogo who succumbed to a shack fire in Setlagole village in Ratlou local municipality.
Moiloa, while sending her message of condolences and commiserations to the family, said it was a sad day to see a frail and older person losing her life like that.
“Normally we warn people on the dangers of open fire but this time around it appears the cause was not by negligent. We will await the investigations from the relevant authorities on the cause of the suspected explosion. Our officials will continue to offer the psychological support to the young children who have been traumatised by this experience,” said Moiloa.
According to the departmental spokesperson, Petrus Siko, the deceased who was originally from Vriesgewagte was visiting her daughter at Setlagole who took care of her at the time of her untimely death.
“Granny Sealogo succumbed to the raging fire late on Monday afternoon.”
Moiloa expressed gratitude to Red Cross organisation that has provided more than 18 blankets to the family. The blankets will include the food parcels offered by the department of social development to the family of Wageng and Sealogo who rely on social grants.
Moiloa confirmed that they will continue to assess all the needs of the family, including shelter and provide swift intervention to the family as the government.
At the time of publishing this article, Free State Central News couldn’t get a view of the affected family members.
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