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Cause of fire near High Court on Monday remains unknown

Firefighters have managed to extinguish a blaze that gutted parts of a building near the High Court in Pretoria on Monday morning. The cause of the fire remains known.

Two people including a diabetic person are being treated for smoke inhalation.

Senzo Meyiwa Murder Trial I Fire breaks out near the High Court in Pretoria

Tshwane Emergency Services Spokesperson, Charles Mabaso says the fire was from the ground floor to the third floor.

“We can confirm that the fire has been contained. The sound that you are hearing now is from our ventilation machine to ventilate the smoke out of the building. We have four patients on the scene that we are treating. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the fire on three floors –  two offices on each floor. From ground to the third floor.”

One person has been arrested for suspected arson.

The murder trial of former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, was set to resume in the High Court in Pretoria, on Monday morning when the fire broke out.  Five men have been accused of shooting and killing Meyiwa during an alleged robbery in Vosloorus, in 2014. However, legal representatives have gone to Judge Chambers to assess how the fire will impact court proceedings. The case proceedings continue on Monday morning.

Senzo Meyiwa murder trial: 5 September 2022

 

  • Additional reporting by Chriselda Lewis

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