DA KZN:  Arson suspected in parliamentary office fire

Sizwe Mchunu, MPL

Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal is extremely disturbed to learn that the preliminary forensic investigation into last week’s fire, which gutted most of our Pietermaritzburg parliamentary office, suggests that this could be an act of arson.

At this stage there are indications that the fire was started by a person or persons.  We have also been advised that there was an attempt to damage our information storage units including computers and printing machines.

As the DA we will be keeping a very close eye on the entire investigation process.

We will also further engage with KZN’s Community Safety and Liaison MEC to assist us in bringing this matter to its satisfactory completion.

We are determined to get to the bottom of this matter.