DA KZN Legislature offices gutted by fire

Sizwe Mchunu, MPL

Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature

Last night, the offices of the DA in the KZN Legislature were gutted by a fire. The incident comes just weeks after the offices of the IFP were also damaged in a fire.

Naturally, we are shocked and devastated by this incident.  Fortunately no one was injured but there is little left of the historic building except its façade.

Only four offices in a separate wing managed to escape the blaze.  Otherwise the interior is nothing but burnt timber. The building has been sealed and is likely to be condemned.

The fire comes at a time when there is division over the building of a new legislature precinct, with the DA opposed to such a move.

It also comes after earlier concerns expressed by the party over the lack of maintenance being carried out within the existing legislature precinct. The DA will be contracting a private forensic investigator to determine the exact cause of the fire.

We will leave no stone unturned in our effort to find out how this happened.