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South Africa: Firefighters withdraw from Congress.Building handed over to Hawks


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Parliamentary Speakers, led by Speaker of Parliament (NA) Noshibiwe Mapisa Nukakura and Chairman of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Amos Masondo, are pleased with the overall progress of the containment. An ongoing investigation into the precincts of the fire and parliament.

Today, the Chair can confirm that various teams from the Cape Town Fire and Rescue Department, who have worked tirelessly to contain the flames, have completely withdrawn from the parliamentary grounds. The firefighters contained the flare-up on Tuesday morning, so the firefighter stayed at the scene until yesterday evening to monitor the situation and look inside the building for possible flare-ups.

Firefighters worked for over 71 hours with indescribable courage and courage to contain the fire. More than 300 men and women were deployed, with 60 fire fighting equipment and two special aerial equipment used in a three-day battle against fire.

The fire department handed over the affected building to the Priority Crimes Investigation Bureau, also known as the Hawks, to investigate the surroundings of the unfortunate and catastrophic fire that began on Sunday.

Engineers from the utilities and infrastructure departments are also on site to determine if the affected building can be safely accessed by the Hawks.

Investigators will have access to the building upon receipt of confirmation from a team of interdisciplinary engineers, including structural, electrical, and forensic experts.

Meanwhile, preparations are underway for a National Speech (SONA) to be addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on February 10, 2022.

This afternoon, the Chair will join the Mayor of Cape Town to visit potential alternative venues such as the City Hall, Cape Town International Convention Center, and City Hall.

The inspection came after the Western Cape State Government and the City of Cape Town proposed to use these venues for both SONA and budget speeches.

The Chair will soon announce the approved venue.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of South Africa: Parliament.

South Africa: Firefighters withdraw from Congress.Building handed over to Hawks

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