Smoke rises from a burning building within the parliament precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday. Photo: Jasmin Bauomy/via Reuters
Smoke rises from a burning building within the parliament precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday. Photo: Jasmin Bauomy/via Reuters

South Africa: firefighters tackle major blaze at Cape Town parliament building

  • President Ramaphosa says ‘somebody being held and questioned’ and sprinkler system ‘not working properly’
  • Fire alarm ‘only rang when firefighters already on site’; no injuries reported in second fire in less than a year

Topic |   South Africa
Smoke rises from a burning building within the parliament precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday. Photo: Jasmin Bauomy/via Reuters
Smoke rises from a burning building within the parliament precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday. Photo: Jasmin Bauomy/via Reuters
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