John Matisonn | Destruction of Parliament comes at a low point in our trust in govt

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A general view of the damages caused by the Parliament fire.
A general view of the damages caused by the Parliament fire.
Photo by Gallo Images/Misha Jordaan

Parliament is probably the most symbolically important construction in the land. Eskom load shedding hurts more lives day-to-day, but a burnt-out Parliament is noticed worldwide, writes John Matisonn.

For 17 years, I was prohibited entry into Parliament because I was a security risk. Now, 27 years after the ban was lifted, it burnt down. I guess, I'm no longer a suspect.

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