The fire in parliament has sparked much speculation about a possible link to the July riots that rocked KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last year.
The New Assembly building and parts of the old assembly building were destroyed by the fire. The fire started in the early hours of Sunday morning and was contained on Wednesday after flaring up again on Monday.
National Assembly spokeswoman Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told journalists on Wednesday that she could not speculate whether the incident could be linked to the unrest last year.
“When something like this happens, you sit down and analyze. There is nothing more dangerous than coming to a conclusion that is not reached through proper analysis by the trained people, “said Mapisa-Nqakula.
She said she would wait for experts to make a statement.
“ I belong to the old school, where I, even if one thing is very close to my heart and certain things read into it, I’m waiting for a person trained to say to me, ‘Connect the dots here,’ ”she said.
On Thursday, the head of the SA’s communist SA, Blade Nzimande, said , his party suspected the fire and an attack on the Constitutional Court. The courthouse in Johannesburg on Wednesday may have had a link to events in July 2021.
“We want to give law enforcement agencies the opportunity to go very deep to penetrate this matter, but our suspicions as the SACP are that this matter is to break the parliament is not independent of the counterrevolution in July, ”he said.