Taxpayers could pay over R220m for Parliament repairs

A general view of fire damage at the National Assembly. AFP/Rodger Bosch

CAPE TOWN - Taxpayers could pay over R220-million for damages to the buildings affected by the Parliamentary fire.

The Parliamentary precinct is uninsured.

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It's estimated that the amount excludes the cost of furniture, laptops, carpets, sound equipment and other movable assets.

Last week, the Acting director-general of Public Works AND Infrastructure, Imtiaz Fazel, said government buildings are not insured.

This complies with a National Treasury regulation that each organ of state must absorb the loss from damages and accident risks.


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