Parliament fire | DA accuses De Lille of 'cover-up'

Parliament has been receiving a briefing on the fire that engulfed parliament. Parliament says the extent of the structural damage is hampering police forensic investigations, but it’s focussing on continuing the work of parliament and finding alternative space for political parties and staff to be accommodated. eNCA's Lindsay Dentlinger has been following the story. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The DA is accusing Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille of covering up a damning 2020 audit report on Parliament.

It found that the building did not have adequate fire control measures.

READ: Taxpayers could pay over R220m for Parliament repairs

According to the DA, the report was handed to De Lille in September 2021.

It said Parliament was not compliant with fire regulations, lacked site safety management and its ventilation system and fire protection needed a review.

READ: Parliament fire | Report exposes list of non-compliance issues

The report also said the National Council of Province's sprinkler system had not been operational for some time.

The DA says President Cyril Ramaphosa should dismiss De Lille immediately.


Paid Content