THE Molabas from Spruitview in Ekurhuleni need help to rebuild their home after it caught fire on Sunday.
They were left with nothing and don’t have money to start over.
Nompumelelo Molaba (40) told Daily Sun they don’t know what started the fire.
“I heard people screaming my name and yelling,” she said.
She said some of her neighbours didn’t try to stop the fire from spreading.
“Only a few people helped. Some just stood there and did nothing,” she said.
“What made matters worse was that firefighters took an hour and a half to arrive.”
Nompumelelo said they suffered about an R890 000 loss and had no insurance.
“We need Sun Readers to please help us.”
Her brother Qeto (28) said he was lucky to be alive.
He said he was woken up by smoke and loud screams.
“I hope SunReaders can help us with anything they can contribute,” said Qeto.
Nnete (30) said she was at work when the fire started.
“Rebuilding what we lost will cost us a lot, which we can’t afford,” said Nnete.
“I lost everything that was in my room and I still have no idea what started the fire.”
A neighbour who witnessed the raging fire didn’t know what started it but was happy the Molabas were all alive.
“I was walking to work when I saw the fire,” she said.
“We screamed until Nompumelelo got out of the house.
“Firefighters took their time to arrive, but at least no one was injured.”