Firefighters were present at the building when large flames and a large column of smoke were seen around 05:30 GMT.
A large fire broke out in the South African parliament building in Cape Town.
Firefighters were present at the building while large flames and a large column of smoke were seen Sunday around 5:30 GMT.
“The roof has caught fire and the National Assembly building is also on fire,” a spokesman for the city’s emergency services told AFP news agency, requesting reinforcements at the scene.
“The fire is not under control and cracks in the walls of the building have been reported,” he added.
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There was no indication of what possibly started the fire.
According to local media outlet News24, 36 firefighters were at the scene and authorities were calling for additional resources while trying to contain the blaze.
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