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Breaking: South Africa’s Parliament building in Cape-Town catches fire

News from local media outlets indicate that, South Africa’s parliamentary building located in Cape-Town was engulfed in fire early on Sunday January second, 2022.

Steve Swart, a lawmaker who described the incident as “tragic” said at the scene that, Parliamentary sittings will have to be done remotely until the issue is fully resolved.

Jermaine Carelse who works as a spokesman for the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service told reporters that, the fire started on the third-floor and then spread to the National Assembly chamber.

“The roof has caught fire and the National Assembly building is also on fire,” he said, adding that, “cracks in the walls of the building have been reported.”

National fire fighters have responded swiftly and the situation is currently under control. The officials also revealed that, no casualties were recorded.

Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works also told reporters that, footages across CCTV cameras will be collected for a full investigation into the outbreak.

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