The fire has sab­o­taged all our work

Sunday World - - News -

Michael Ma­sutha and Gaut­eng MPL Er­rol Mager­man.

In Au­gust, a fire broke out at Luthuli House, the party’s head­quar­ters in the Joburg CBD.

The fire dam­age was re­stricted to the sixth floor, which houses units be­long­ing to the of­fice of sec­re­tarygen­eral Gwede Man­tashe.

Another fire broke out a month later at the re­cep­tion area of the same premises.

Moloto said the party did not want to jump to con­clu­sions, but they were dev­as­tated at the ex­tent of the dam­age, be­cause they had lost im­por­tant doc­u­ments in the fires.

Most of those doc­u­ments were records of com­mu­nity griev­ances that are taken to Par­lia­ment by the res­i­dent MPs who act as the pub­lic rep­re­sen­ta­tives of that con­stituency.

The fire has com­pletely sab­o­taged all our work there,” he said.

Moloto said he hoped that the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion would re­veal the cause of the fire and find those be­hind the break-in.

Po­lice spokesman Lieu­tenant-Colonel Lun­gelo Dlamini said he was aware of the fire, but was await­ing a full re­port.

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