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.