The country’s minister of Public Works Mrs Patricia de Lille however while giving update on the situation, she said that the fire outbreak in the chamber of the council of provinces (the parliament’s upper house) has been curbed while that in the main national assembly building was still blazing.
Although, it is quite lucky that the parliament is not currently in session as the the parliamentary members are still on holidays
The houss of parliament situated at Cape Town is made of three different section including the oldest which was build back in 1884. the newer sections was built in 1920s and in 1980s, the national assembly house was built.
Last year as well, similar case was reported fire outbreak was reported to have engulfed the University of Cape Town’s library. A library that was a home to special collection of African records.
According to the source, no casualties have been recorded and the major cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown.