Man dies in house fire

A person died in a fire in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain this morning.

At 2:40am the City’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to a house that was on fire in Marcia Street.

On arrival, they found an informal structure and a vehicle alight.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “One adult male was transported to hospital prior to the arrival of the fire service. The body of an adult male was discovered amongst the debris of the structure.”

The fire was extinguished at 3:36am and the scene was handed over to the police for an investigation.