No insurance for fire-ravaged parliament, could cost R1bn to rebuild

Taxpayers will have to foot the bill for repairs after the fire

09 January 2022 - 00:05 By THABO MOKONE, ANDISIWE MAKINANA and PHILANI NOMBEMBE

The houses of parliament are not insured, meaning a repair and reconstruction bill that could reach R1bn will be footed by taxpayers.

Public works acting director-general Imtiaz Fazel broke this news to parliamentary chiefs and leaders of political parties as Cape Town firefighters ended their three-day battle to save the complex of buildings in the city centre...

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