A series of fires in Langa, Cape Town, have left one person dead and scores displaced, Cape Town disaster management reported on Sunday.
At one stage police had to intervene to disperse unruly crowds and protect firefighting staff, the city said.
The first fire was reported at around 6pm on Saturday, while a further two flared up early Sunday morning. “During the first of these (early morning fires) one adult male sustained fatal burns,” the city said.
The fires were fanned by gale-force winds.