Fire Destroys South African parliament building in Cape Town

An old assembly wing, including a National Assembly of the South Africa parliament building has been reported destroyed by fire. According to a local publication, the fire broke out on Sunday morning on January 2nd, 2022.




The fire incident was revealed to newsmen In a statement, on Sunday, by Moloto Mothapo, who is the spokesperson of the parliament. Moloto Mothapo added that the point origin and cause of the fire outbreak at the parliament building in Cape Town is yet to be ascertained.


In his words;



“Parliament’s Presiding Officers wish to confirm the breakout of a fire on the Parliamentary precinct this morning,” “The cause of the fire has not yet been established and investigations are underway by the relevant authorities.


“The fire has affected both the Old Assembly Wing and the National Assembly Wing of the buildings of Parliament, which house the chambers of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces.


“The fire has been contained in the old wing. Firefighters are currently trying to control the fire in the New Wing, where the fire has affected the National Assembly Chamber.

“No person has been injured. The Presiding Officers of Parliament are distressed by this incident and the extent of the damage caused thus far to the precincts of the seat of the national legislature.

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