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WorkingOnFireTimeslive reports that a wildfire raging across the mountains outside of Franschhoek has claimed the life of a firefighter in the Western Cape.  

Makelepe Cedric Seokoma‚ 36‚ was on duty with a team trying to contain a vegetation fire in Simonsberg when he died on Monday afternoon.  Working on Fire spokesperson Lauren Howard said: “Cedrick passed whilst busy with efforts to contain a fire in the Simonsberg mountain near Klapmuts in the Western Cape.  He will always be remembered by his fellow team members and the fraternity of Working on Fire as a whole for his good sense of humour and dedication to his work.”  The assistant project manager from Limpopo‚ is survived by his wife and children.  Working on Fire is battling two blazes in the Western Cape‚ one in Meiringspoort in the Klein Karoo and another in the Cederberg area.

  • Read this report by Petru Saal in full at Timeslive

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