Snack packs

Pictured at the back are Shining Star Early Childhood Development Centre pupil Kezia Petersen, 2, and principal Nigel Maggott. Pupils Scarlett Benwell, 4, Daniel Duncan, 5, Liam Brown, 3, and Kezrah Dodgen, 2, hug Gugulethu firefighter Raoul le Roux, pictured in the middle.

Pupils of Shining Star Early Childhood Development Centre, in Rocklands, handed out snack packs to the firefighters of Gugulethu and Westridge fire stations to thank them for their service. Protesters in Gugulethu torched their local fire station overnight, on Thursday July 12, as a result of a land dispute, a community leader said. These fire fighters were now sharing a work space in Mitchell’s Plain. The snack packs, including sweets, dried fruit, mebos and nibbles were meant to be had in case of emergency, when the fire fighters were on duty away from the station.

Anyone in need of Westridge fire and rescue services can call 021 444 3085.