20 September 2021

For immediate release

A fire broke out in an apartment in one of Communicare’s complexes called Creswell House in Newlands on the morning of Sunday 19 September 2021.

The manager of the complex called the fire department who successfully extinguished the fire. Regrettably, an 85-year-old tenant, who was found unconscious in the apartment was pronounced deceased, as attempts to resuscitate him failed.

“I am devastated to learn of the passing of one of our tenants who was part of the Communicare family for many years. I extend my condolences to his family on behalf of Communicare during this tough time,” said Makhosi Kubheka, COO of Communicare.

Affected tenants and the family of the deceased have been offered trauma and grief counselling by Communicare Social Development Officers, who are qualified social workers.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown. The South African Police Service (SAPS) are investigating the incident and the tragic loss of life. There were no injuries to other tenants at Creswell House.

ENDS-

For further information contact:
Balisa Mancayi

Bntloko@communicare.org.za

021 421 6008