• Videos on Twitter or X show that Disaster struck at Sun City in the North West before emergency workers arrived on the scene
  • A hotel at the popular South African resort just outside Rustenburg was damaged in a random fire accident
  • South Africans speculated about what caused the huge blaze, and the Sun City Cabanas manager gave the media an update

RUSTENBURG- A Hotel in Sun City in the North West was ablaze. People who witnessed the incident filmed and posted the videos on social media.

People were horrified after seeing footage of the out-of-control flames. The resort manager explained what they found out about the fire so far.

Sun City hotel fire spread fast

Sun City Cabanas Hotel caught fire on a weekend, 16 September 2023, at 2:30 pm. The Sun City general manager, Brett Hoppe, spoke to Daily Sun and confirmed that they extinguished the fire.

The manager explained that a staff member initially thought it was a small fire. Still, it spread to the ventilation, through to the reception area and offices.

Emergency services save the day in Sun City

There were no injuries, and guest accommodation areas of the Cabanas Hotel were untouched.

This is largely thanks to Sun City Fire Rescue services at a nearby event, allowing them to respond quickly. It took them less than one hour to douse the flames.

What caused the Sun City Hotel fire?

The Sun City Fire and Rescue Service firefighters explained that they are yet to establish what caused the fire. They assured the public that they would conduct a detailed investigation.

The Cabanas Hotel's check-in function was back in full operation by 19 September since they had no material loss. Their reception area is being repaired, and the hotel has set up a temporary area to welcome guests.

Brett Hope said in a statement:

“Our maintenance team has been working around the clock and by mid-October all signs of the fire should be gone. We are extremely grateful that the fire looked worse than it was and that there were no injuries. This is all thanks to the quick action of our fire and rescue services who contained the fire to a small section of the kitchen and our reception area.”

South Africans who saw the video posts speculated about what caused the fire.

Chimwemwe Josephine Kasolekani was suspicious:

"These fires...mmm."

CM Gatsheni commented:

"I blame poor management., poor maintenance, cheap labour."

Tshepo Tlou said:

"Cheap labour and poor maintenance."

Zabo Bouza exclaimed:

"SA is burning!"

Bandile Andries speculated:

"SA is under attack. There's something about these fires. You watch, in two weeks, there will be another fire somewhere in Gauteng."

"This breaks my heart": SA mourning after over 70 killed in Joburg building fire

Briefly News previously reported that the Johannesburg inner city is ground zero for a devastating tragedy after a building blaze killed at least 73 people, including a one-year-old child.

The death toll is expected to rise as over 43 people are receiving emergency medical treatment for injuries sustained in the fire, SABC News reported.

Johannesburg firefighters rushed to the scene and fought to contain the blaze as the building on the corner of Alberts and Delver streets was evacuated.

Emergency Management Services (EMS) spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage, but an investigation into the incident will be launched, The Citizen reported.

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