The devastating fire that broke out on Sunday morning in the South African Parliament building has been completely extinguished. AFP reports today, January 4.
about 20 firefighters and several special vehicles remain in control of the situation near the parliament building.
No one was injured as a result of the fire, but the building suffered significant damage. According to press reports, the National Assembly Hall, where the Parliament meets and the President speaks, has been completely destroyed.
According to the BBC, an arson suspect was arrested. The prosecutor's office said that 49-year-old Zandile Chrismas Mafe had explosives with him. The man was charged five times. The suspect denies the allegations, and his lawyer claims that Mafe was the victim of a “ misidentification. ''