Streaming issues? Report here
Kieno Kammies 2019 1500 BW
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Midday Report
See full line-up
Today with Kieno Kammies
09:00 - 12:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Local

SABC: 'Three workers are receiving medical treatment for smoke inhalation'

25 June 2019 1:24 PM
Tags:
evacuation
SABC Radio Park Fire
SABC fire
The public broadcaster's spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu says an assessment will be done to ascertain the cause of the canteen blaze.

A fire that broke out at the Radio Park Building of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday morning has been extinguished.

Read: 'The assassination attempt on SABC auditor Thami Zikode is very disturbing'

To discuss what caused this fire and the subsequent evacuation, Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to the corporation's spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu.

I can confirm that a fire indeed broke out today at one of our canteens and I can also confirm that it has been extinguished.

Vuyo Mthembu, Spokesperson - SABC

Mthembu says employees were evacuated from the building and three workers are receiving medical treatment for smoke inhalation.

At this stage, we do not know what the cause of the fire is and an assessment is being done in that regard.

Vuyo Mthembu, Spokesperson - SABC

Listen below to the full interview


This article first appeared on 702 : SABC: 'Three workers are receiving medical treatment for smoke inhalation'


25 June 2019 1:24 PM
Tags:
evacuation
SABC Radio Park Fire
SABC fire

More from Politics

greta-wefjpg

'World leaders! Stop making Greta dance in the living room for your amusement'

23 January 2020 8:35 AM

Refilwe Moloto weighs in on the way leaders respond to Greta Thunberg's key-note address at the World Economic Forum.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191119-saa-edjpg

SAA CCO downplays flight-shedding, says 'not that many flights cancelled'

22 January 2020 8:57 AM

All airlines review their schedules and cancel and consolidate flights in event of low demand says SAA's Phillip Saunders.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel court case corruption - 123rf

Targeting guilty individuals' pension funds could claw back looted state money

21 January 2020 1:16 PM

Justice Ministry spokesperson explains a precedent may be set in the SIU case to the Special tribunal starting on Tuesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Frank Chikane describes the last time he saw Neil Aggett alive in police custody

21 January 2020 11:27 AM

Struggle stalwart Frank Chikane was detained at the same time as Dr Neil Aggett. He recalls how brutally they were treated by police.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

education-africa-girl-child-literacy-school-learning-knowledge-teaching-123rf

'22 richest men have more money than all 600 million African women put together'

21 January 2020 10:59 AM

If Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault – the world’s two richest men – sat on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, they’d be in space!

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

fees-protest-uctjpg

'Some of these students had to return back home, others are sleeping on campus'

21 January 2020 10:15 AM

#OpenNSFAS rep Kabelo Mahlobgwane says the application deadlines must be scrapped so late-accepted students can receive funds.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

South Africa law justice courts state capture 123rfjustice 123rflaw 123rf

Government employees are now in direct line of fire, says Karyn Maughan

21 January 2020 7:35 AM

Legal journalist Karyn Maughan explains the SIU's special tribunal's first case staring on Tuesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Apartheid-era police will be subpoenaed to testify in Neil Aggett inquest

20 January 2020 1:47 PM

Almost 38 years after his death, a fresh investigation into the death of anti-apartheid activist Neil Aggett has been opened.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150323-Marriage.jpg

SAHRC to pursue case of same-sex couple refused at Cape Town wedding venue

20 January 2020 1:45 PM

The lesbian couple has launched a case with the SA Human Rights Commission after the venue refused to host their wedding.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Herman Mashaba

Our movement for change is coming! - Mmusi Maimane

20 January 2020 1:16 PM

"… we are definitely going to participate in the 2021 local government elections...," says former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

180220-ct-openedjpg

Rondebosch Golf Club not suitable for housing, says City of Cape Town

22 January 2020 5:16 PM

The City's mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, explains why the land is " suboptimal".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200121 SAHRC Brits5

Nyati Bush lodge claims 8 facilitators were stationed at river during activity

22 January 2020 3:47 PM

The lodge where Parktown Boys' High pupil Enock Mpianzi drowned issued a statement on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Enoch

'The river swept him away' - Enock Mpianzi's classmate gives eyewitness account

22 January 2020 1:02 PM

A grade 8 boy who befriended Enock Mpianzi on the school orientation camp describes in detail what happened on the day he drowned.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Enoch

Enock Mpianzi's uncle says family awaiting outcome of autopsy

22 January 2020 11:39 AM

The boy drowned at a Parktown Boys’ High School orientation camp at the Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge in Brits last week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town City CBD by night lights on 123rflocal 123rfpolitics 123rf

Safety in CT CBD: 'You cannot police away poverty'

22 January 2020 10:32 AM

Safety in the Mother City's CBD is always top of mind and key players in the CCID and VRCID discuss how they are getting it right.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Submarine communications cable under the sea 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf

[UPDATE] Ship set to depart 6pm Wednesday to fix internet undersea cables

22 January 2020 10:14 AM

Cape Town's internet has been slow due to cable damage and recent strong winds prevented the vessel leaving the harbour to fix it.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180308 gavel-2-genericjpg

Deputy accuses Cape Judge President of gross misconduct in formal complaint

21 January 2020 4:44 PM

The deputy of Western Cape High Court judge president John Hlophe alleges that her boss tried to influence judicial appointments.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-lerners-girl-pupil-shoes-black-uniformjpg

Over 1,000 learners still need placement in Cape schools, says WCED

21 January 2020 3:56 PM

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond says school placements have not yet been finalised due to late enrolment and no-shows.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saps+police+gun+badge+xgold+2012+south+african+police+services.png

JP Smith denies claims of cover-up over footage of SAPS officer shot by City cop

21 January 2020 1:32 PM

The City of Cape Town says it has handed over CCTV footage linked to the killing of a South African Police Service (SAPS) officer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Frank Chikane describes the last time he saw Neil Aggett alive in police custody

21 January 2020 11:27 AM

Struggle stalwart Frank Chikane was detained at the same time as Dr Neil Aggett. He recalls how brutally they were treated by police.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward