- The City Hall will officially be declared a precinct of Parliament.
- This is to accommodate the State of the Nation Address.
- The City offered the space as a venue when it became clear that Parliament would be a no-go zone following a devastating fire.
The Cape Town City Hall will officially be declared a precinct of Parliament on Monday.
This is to allow the State of the Nation Address to go ahead, after a fire that started on 2 January gutted the National Assembly Building over two days.
Sections of the Old Assembly were also damaged.
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The City of Cape Town offered the space as a venue when it became clear that Parliament would be a no-go zone.
Initially, the ANC, which holds the majority in Parliament, issued a statement rejecting the offer, but it was subsequently accepted.
On Monday, Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis will officially hand over the City Hall to National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces chairperson Amos Masondo.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's will deliver his speech on 10 February at 19:00 in the City Hall.
Meanwhile, it seems to be all systems go for the bail application on Saturday of Zandile Mafe, who was is accused of starting the fire.
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