Alex fire victims laid to rest

ALEXANDRA - The four children killed in a house fire in Alexandra on Sunday have been laid to rest.

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Neighbours, school children and government officials attended the funeral service which went ahead without their mothers.

The two sisters were denied permission to attend.

Seven-year-old Nhlanhla, five-year-old Mbalenhle, four-year-old Sandile and two-year-old little Amukelani died on Sunday morning.

Their mothers were not home when the fire started. It's alleged they were at a nearby shebeen.

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The bail hearing for the two sisters is set for 28 September.

If granted, it's only then that they will get to see where their children's remains are buried.