- The fire that broke out in a building in the CBD claimed two lives, and SAPS made headway with the investigation
- Authorities have been working to determine what happened which caused the tragedy in Johannesburg city centre
- So far, there are indications that it is a case of arson, and they’ve already caught a suspect in connection to the fire
Emergency services workers managed to save others who were injured on the scene. Authorities have released updates about what they suspect caused the fire.
Suspect apprehended for Johannesburg CBD fire
According to TimesLIVE, Johannesburg City manager Floyd Bank said the fire was an arson case. He confirmed that the building was hijacked and that the owner wanted to evict its occupants but wasn’t able to prove ownership.
The manager also confirmed that one woman had been arrested for an arson charge.
Johannesburg CBD fire causes deaths
Many people complained that a lot of buildings are illegally occupied. People commented, desperate for someone to be held accountable.
Jeanny Matlhare commented:
“Those buildings are dilapidated and need to be demolished.”