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joburgcityEWN reports that the City of Johannesburg on Monday honoured the firefighters who fought in the deadly Bank of Lisbon Building fire.  

In September last year, Simphiwe Moropane, Mduduzi Ndlovu and Khathutshelo Muedi died while trying to extinguish a blaze which started on the 23rd floor in the building in the Joburg CBD.  The families of the three men also received medals at the ceremony held at the Florida fire station.  Nana Radebe, Johannesburg Emergency Medical Services spokesperson, advised that 44 firefighters, as well as four police officers, were honoured on Monday.  “We also honoured the rescue team that had gone out to recover the bodies and rescue the team that was trapped inside the Lisbon Building.  On the day, you couldn’t tell, but now you realise how many firefighters were there.”  The Gauteng Health Department has been asked to explain why it did not move its offices out of the building after a report showed that the building had only been 21% safety complaint.

  • This short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN
  • Read too, Bank of Lisbon building firefighters honoured with Bravery Awards, at The Citizen

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