- The MultiChoice Mnet Magic Centre offices in Randburg had to be evacuated earlier today after a fire broke out
- Luckily, no injuries were reported and the fire was contained by emergency services
- South Africans took to social media to share their views on the situation
Staff at MultiChoice's offices had their workday cut short when a fire broke out in the building on Tuesday.
SowetanLIVE reports that Joe Heshu, an executive for corporate affairs, confirmed the incident:
“The fire has been contained and the fire department is on site. There will be no interruption in service or broadcasting. No one was harmed and the building was evacuated. I can confirm that there will be no disruption in broadcast.”
While Heshu didn't divulge any more details on the damage done, an employee who had been evacuated commented:
“This is where a lot of technical stuff is done, including editing and all. Multichoice City is where corporate people are. This is where operations of the channels take place. That’s why they call it the broadcasting centre because broadcasting is being done here."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the area referred to in this comment is where shows like SuperSport and Mzansi Magic come together.
News24 spoke to EMS spokesperson, Nana Radebe, who revealed that two fire engines and about 10 firefighters had been dispatched to tame the blaze early in the afternoon.
Always looking on the bright side of life, South Africans had plenty of tongue-in-cheek comments about the situation.
Take a look at what citizens had to say below:
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