A fire broke out at Parliament’s Old Assembly building last night, Tuesday 16 March. The cause of the fire remains unknown and many offices and committee rooms were damaged, reports IOL. 

“These affected areas, including certain parts of the lower floor not affected by fire, have been left flooded due to the activation of the fire sprinkler system,“ the statement read (IOL).

It added that the rest of the Parliament building had not been affected. The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services came to the rescue, managing to contain the situation.

“An investigation has been started to establish the cause of the fire and the extent of the damages caused to the parts of the Old Assembly building.”

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