Attempt made to burn down ANC headquarters

Johannesburg - Police on Tuesday night cordoned off the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg after an apparent attempt to set the building alight.

The party’s Jackson Mthembu said a “suspicious” fire had broken out in the reception area next to the main entrance.

He said security guards had put out the flames, which had almost reached the ceiling of the reception area.

“We view this in serious light as it appears as an act of attempting to destabilise the ANC through acts arson and sabotage,” said Mthembu.

Mthembu said a broken bottle was found on the floor.

He added that the police at Luthuli House would investigate the source the fire, while ensuring that there is no other pending threat to the building and people in the building.

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