Firefighters: S Africa’s National Assembly now completely destroyed

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The hours-long inferno in South Africa’s parliament building has destroyed the National Assembly chamber. “The new national assembly that is completely destroyed from the bottom right to the top; it’s going to get a lot of rehabilitation to get it back to what it was,” fire officer Ian Schnetler told a news conference outside the building complex in Cape Town on Tuesday. Some potential pockets of fire were still being observed in the wing, he said, so the ruins were expected to be handed over to investigators by late afternoon. Other parts of the building were also badly damaged by flames, wat…

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