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Fire at the South African parliament.

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On Sunday morning at around 5.30am authorities reported a fire on top of the South African Parliament building in Cape Town. No injuries or casualties were reported.

The fire is believed to have started in the third floor offices and eventually spread to the National Assembly chamber.

We can’t tell you exactly where the fire started.

Minister of Public Works Patricia de Lille.

The Minister of Public Works, Patricia de Lille said that flames were contained in the chamber of National Council of Provinces. There were 35 fire fighters on the scene. There is no indication of what was the cause of the fire, but it is believed to have started after the funeral of Desmond Tutu which was held nearby. Mr. Tutu was a Anglican bishop and known to have worked as a human rights activist and anti-apartheid activist.

More details to follow.

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