The Delft community held an emotional vigil on Tuesday night for the parents and twins who passed away after their shack burnt down.
Parents Basil Blaauw, 40, and Jessica Moses, 38, together with their twin babies Kaleb and Kyle were trapped inside their shack that caught alight at around 11 pm.
Their older sons Ruzer, eight, and Aden, 12, were left orphaned following the fire and are now being cared for by their aunt Joanne Moses.
Young and old held candles in remembrance of the deceased on Tuesday night.
“This incident left us all here in Delft traumatised,” says neighbour Nabeelah Sacks.
“We have come together in mourning for the souls that were lost and we wish that nothing like this ever happens again. We are praying for strength for the orphaned young children.”
There was not a dry eye as speakers took turns on the podium expressing their loss.
The family was described as kind people who got on well with neighbours.
Joanne says the community has been very supportive.
“There are aunts and uncles who come in and check on us ever since that fateful night.
“We appreciate the support we have received so far and hope that the community will continue supporting us until we bury them.”
The date of the funeral is yet to be announced as DNA tests need to be done before the bodies can be released to the family.
“They were all burnt beyond recognition and the mortuary said they must do DNA testing to confirm that it is indeed them,” explained Joanne.
For this the family needs R5200 and have appealed for help with donations.