It is reported that the blaze might have started before 9pm.
In another incident, five people including four young children perished in an inferno in Katlehong.
While investigations into the blaze continue, it is believed that the fire was too intense and rapidly spread covering the entire three-room shack.
In another case, two minors were discovered burnt beyond recognition at the Florence Nightingale Flats in Hillbrow.
It is reported that the fire started on the first floor, where two rooms caught fire and escalated to the 2nd floor.
The minors, who are suspected to be between the ages of five and seven, were left alone in the locked apartment at the time of the tragedy.
Khumalo has reiterated the call for parents and guardians to ensure that they monitor children when using candles in order to avoid such incidents.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa