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Fire at Parliament offices

2012-09-07 12:40

Cape Town - Employees of Parliament were evacuated from their offices in Cape Town CBD on Friday after a fire apparently broke out.

The fire happened on one of the floors of the offices at 90 Plein Street. One eyewitness said it was on either the 8th or 9th floor.

According to an employee who wished to remain anonymous “no one knows what’s going on” but everyone from the 90 Plein Street office had been evacuated.

The employee said he could not see any smoke but there were pictures of fire engines on the scene.

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Comments
  • phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-09-07 12:46

    Spontanious combustion... me thinks one of them actually had to think for once....

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-07 13:36

      ... and ... BOOFFFFF... that didn't last long.

  • jan.human - 2012-09-07 12:48

    Somebody wants to leave early....

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-07 12:52

    Where's Malema?

      andy.pipkin.5458 - 2012-09-07 13:33

      90 Plein Street... either the 8th or 9th floor haha

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-09-07 12:52

    the tender shredder broke

      gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-07 13:03

      LOL - same thought.

  • daniel.w.gie - 2012-09-07 12:52

    Its cold bru , we only made a galley fire to keep warm .

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-09-07 12:57

    Burning all the documents.??

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-09-07 12:59

    Sparks from the "konka" eish!

  • narwahl.fortune - 2012-09-07 13:00

    Wow really News24 you guys report on this but all the drama in Woodstock this morning went unnoticed.FYI the incidents in Woodstock was much more interesting than this.

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-07 13:01

    Paper shredder overheat in the finance dept?

  • Ditantane - 2012-09-07 13:02

    Zuma want to commit suicide

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-07 13:04

      I respectfully volunteer to aid him on his journey.

  • karl.vanrooyen - 2012-09-07 13:03

    Pity its not luthuli house

  • Spiral - 2012-09-07 13:03

    someone started thinking....

  • tolo.maano - 2012-09-07 13:03

    Wow .what are u trying to hide or destroy this time ...

  • gary.williams.7186896 - 2012-09-07 13:04

    Fire at Parliament offices or they fired all ANC Politicians? What a pity it's not the latter... I suspect a fire could start if you make an open fire in an office and cook chicken feet and samp for lunch.. Maybe it was Slugboy Malema and Floyd preparing a snack?

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-09-07 13:05

    people from Marikana came to visit ?

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-07 13:22

    Pitty it wasnt in pretoria otherwise we couldive blocked the door and pump petrol in via the windows

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-09-07 13:24

    News24 you don't know your job.Please try again so that we can know what happened.What a stupid report.

  • heinerl - 2012-09-07 13:29

    Someone else build a garden wall and does not want the evidence to be found.

  • sbu.mahwai - 2012-09-07 13:30

    Damn I wish all the politician were in there and burn all them. We just missed a golden opportunity for new beggining in this country

  • denzil.a.ferreira - 2012-09-07 13:53

    It was Juliaaaaaas!!!

  • roddy.higgins - 2012-09-07 13:53

    'There were pictures of fire engines on the scene' Surely the fire department would have sent real live engines? Or have those been traded in on new Mercedes, and all they have left are the pictures?

      Victoria - 2012-09-07 14:05

      Brilliant absolutely brilliant!!! ROFL!!!

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-07 13:56

    Shredding evidence of what methinks...........

  • s4turnz - 2012-09-07 14:06

    if you ignorant people only knew that 90 Plein is actually an administrative building, no politicians actually reside there, it is simple ordinary people just doing their jobs.

  • Victoria - 2012-09-07 14:07

    Best article ever, just purely cause the comments are so entertaining! Almost fell off my chair laughing. Fantastic way to start the weekend. Thanks to all those that commented! :D

  • don.frost.581 - 2012-09-07 14:37

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA Typical of our new regime!

  • randall.j.coetzee - 2012-09-07 15:28

    Lol! It should have bent down!lol

  • gawie.botha - 2012-09-08 20:33

    Seker n klomp plakkers ingetrek!

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