Christelle Nagel is alone and destitute after a townhouse fire kills her granddaughter, daughter and husband.


This past Saturday, Christelle Nagel and her 4-year old grandson had to say goodbye to her husband, Theo, 22-year old daughter Nicole Pretorius and 2-year old granddaughter, Leoné. The lives of three of her nearest and dearest family members were claimed by a fire that broke out in Nicole’s bedroom in their rented townhouse in the early hours of the 25th of February. Nicole woke up in a thick haze of smoke and managed to break the bedroom window to help her son to freedom from the flames. As she tried to find her 2-year old daughter, Leoné, her dad, Theo came rushing in the bedroom door. All three were overcome by the smoke and flames and Christelle could do nothing but run to safety outside and find her grandson ….

The harsh reality for Christi now, besides the devastating loss, is that she has to rebuild her life, find a home and a job and say goodbye to her grandson, who will now be living with his dad.

Christelle has been a homemaker and nanny for her grandchildren, but now she has to seek employment and stand on her own feet - alone. The Good Morning Angels will do our best to help her pick up the pieces.