On Sunday, a fire broke out at the South African parliament in Cape Town, with media footage showing flames coming from the building’s roof.
The smoke plume could be seen from a long distance away.
Firstly, the fire started on the third floor of the building.
According to preliminary reports, it began in an office and spread to a gym, according to Jean-Pierre Smith, a Cape Town mayoral committee member in charge of safety and security.
According to Smith, the roof area has caught fire, and the National Assembly building is also on fire.
At around 5:30 a.m., large flames and a massive column of smoke were seen coming from the building, according to AFP.
“The fire is not under control and cracks in the walls of the building have been reported,” according to a spokesperson for the city’s emergency services.
However, there was no indication of what caused the fire on the South African parliament.
However, the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town are divided into three sections. Firstly, the oldest of which was completed in 1884.
In addition, the National Assembly is housed in the newer additions, which were built in the 1920s and 1980s.