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No foul play involved in Waterkloof Air Force Base fire says SANDF

24 January 2022 1:06 PM
Tags:
Fire
SANDF
Air Force Base Waterkloof
Parliament fire

Mandy Wiener speaks to Brigadier General Andries Mokoena Mahapa, spokesperson for the SANDF about Sunday's fire.

- The fire broke out on Sunday night at approximately 7pm and was extinguished an hour later - SANDF says an investigation is underway, but that there is no evidence of foul play


An investigation is underway into the cause of a massive fire that broke out at the Waterkloof Air Force Base over the weekend.

The South African National Defence Force says it's ruled out the possibility of foul play following a fire at the Waterklook Air Force Base on Sunday.

Teams were deployed after the blaze broke out around 19:00.

It's believed a pipe leakage at fuel storage site led to the fire which has been extinguished.

There had been some speculation that the fire formed part of a wider 'attack' on some of the country's key buildings and institutions.

SANDF spokesperson Brigadier General Andries Mokoena Mahapa says that's not true.

People are creating their own narrative in terms of this fire.

Brigadier General Andries Mokoena Mahapa, Spokesperson - SANDF

There is no foul play...there's no attack, none whatsoever.

Brigadier General Andries Mokoena Mahapa, Spokesperson - SANDF

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24 January 2022 1:06 PM
Tags:
Fire
SANDF
Air Force Base Waterkloof
Parliament fire

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