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South Africa: Parliament building in Cape Town catches fire

VideosSouth Africa: Parliament building in Cape Town catches fire

A major fire erupted at the South African parliament building in Cape Town, with flames bursting from the roof of a building and a plume of smoke that could be seen from miles away.
Firefighters arrived at the building as large flames and a huge column of smoke were seen at around 05:30 GMT on Sunday.
National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told a press conference that the National Assembly had caught fire, contrary to previous reports that the Old Assembly building had been the only one affected.

Al Jazeera’s Jillian Wolf joins us live on the phone from Cape Town for the latest updates

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