Another Building Ablaze in Durban CBD, Second Fire This Week

Another Building Ablaze in Durban CBD, Second Fire This Week

  • A second building has caught fire in the Durban central business district within a week
  • Three weeks prior a disastrous fire broke out in the China Mall Emporium resulting in 14 shops being damaged
  • The fire broke out on Saturday night and emergency services rushed to the scene of the blaze and quickly contained the fire

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DURBAN - Another building is reportedly on fire in the Durban CBD. This is the second building to catch fire within a week.

Emergency services responded to a fire at a building on the corner of Beatrice and Grey streets.

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A second building within a week has caught fire in the Durban CBD. Photo credit: @SAPeople, @EGMMedia
Source: Facebook

According to SABC News, the fire was contained due to the quick response from the emergency teams.

Another fire that took place three weeks earlier that had destroyed the China Mall Emporium resulted in 14 shops being damaged and left 13 people moderately injured.

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The Berea Mail reported the fire broke out on Saturday night when the emergency services were alerted.

Fire could be seen billowing out of the building into the night. The Emer-G-Med Facebook page reported that:

"Emer-G-Med Paramedics are currently in attendance of a structural fire in the Durban Central Business District."

Zandile Mafe's court case postponed for 6 weeks, phone records under scrutiny

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Zandile Mafe's bail application was dismissed and the prosecutors asked for an eight-week postponement in order to pursue a number of investigations.

The court granted a six-week postponement. It is believed that the police will use this time to scrutinise Mafe's cell phone records in order to establish who he was in contact with prior to the fire.

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According to SABC News, more arrests might be made in the future if new evidence is uncovered in the case.

Mafe says gov fed him in prison but not on the streets, SA weighs in

In earlier news about this case, Briefly News previously reported that Taking to the stand this week, state-prosecuted Zandile Mafe is making waves online after hitting Mzansi with some serious food for thought.

The homeless prisoner has criticised our national government for being able to feed him behind bars but not on the streets and it seems his statement has really struck a nerve with South Africans.

Taking to the Twitter streets, peeps shared their thoughts on the weighted statement and many could not help scrutinise the faults of society in general.

Heading online, Twitter user @_AfricanSoil got the conversation rolling.

"Yah ne! Life of a black person in South Africa," he captioned the post along with a broken heart emoji.

Source: Briefly News

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