De Lille confirms 49-year-old suspect is arrested for parliament fire

“The person is now officially a suspect and will appear in court on Tuesday,” said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo.

De Lille confirms 49-year-old suspect is arrested for parliament fire

As things are, the fire, caused extensive damage to Alpha (the old assembly), and a structural ceiling collapse in the new assembly building. Photo credit: News24

Public works and infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, confirmed that a suspect has been arrested in connection with fire at parliament.

“The person is now officially a suspect and will appear in court on Tuesday,” said Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo, Hawks spokesperson.

Mbambo confirmed the 49-year-old suspect is not a parliament employee and has gained access to the precinct through a back window.

As things are, the fire caused extensive damage to Alpha (the old assembly) and a structural ceiling collapsed in the new assembly building.

As things are, the fire, caused extensive damage to Alpha (the old assembly), and a structural ceiling collapse in the new assembly building.

Sources: TimesLIVE, SABC News

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