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The terror of fire

The terror of fire

GREG ARDÉ NOMASOMSON Dlamini isn’t likely to go down in the annals of South African history, but the terror of her death will be permanently etched in the minds of a small group of the country’s most impoverished people. Dlamini, 38, was a domestic worker in Durban.  She lived in the Marikana shack settlement in Cato Crest, one of hundreds of thousands of people who call the city’s 581 shack settlements home. To officials and politicians, Dlamini is a statistic. But her neighbours recall her ready smile. And the horror of her death. Dlamini burnt to death at 3am on…
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