Visitor to parliament trapped in revolving door as load-shedding bites

Parliamentary staff were seen handing him bottled water as he waited to be freed

07 December 2018 - 11:29 By Andisiwe Makinana

A visitor to parliament got stuck in an automatic revolving door on Friday, apparently due to load-shedding.

The man was freed around 10.20am after technicians unscrewed the doors.

The man, who held a visitor's day pass, told TimesLIVE he had been stuck for about 15-20 minutes. He was whisked away by parliamentary staff before he could answer more questions about his ordeal.

Onlookers, however, claimed he had been there for longer, possibly more than half an hour. TimesLIVE witnessed a parliamentary staffer handing him bottled water through an opening about five minutes before he was freed.

Parliament was plunged into darkness for the second time in three days on Friday due to scheduled power cuts.