Firefighters work after a fire broke out in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on January 2. Photo: Elmond Jiyane / GCIS / Handout via Reuters
Firefighters work after a fire broke out in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on January 2. Photo: Elmond Jiyane / GCIS / Handout via Reuters

South Africa’s national assembly building destroyed by massive fire

  • President Ramaphosa says someone is being questioned about the blaze; it happened when parliament was closed for the holidays
  • Historic building houses collection of rare books and original copy of the former Afrikaans national anthem used during apartheid era

Topic |   South Africa
Firefighters work after a fire broke out in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on January 2. Photo: Elmond Jiyane / GCIS / Handout via Reuters
Firefighters work after a fire broke out in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa on January 2. Photo: Elmond Jiyane / GCIS / Handout via Reuters
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