Firefighters obstructed at Joburg inferno

Johannesburg - Massive plumes of smoke can be seen from the Johannesburg CBD after a building in End Street was allegedly petrol bombed, according to reports.

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Eyewitness News reported that the building in the CBD was set ablaze on Friday evening and that by-standers were preventing firefighters from extinguishing the flames.

According to reports it is uncertain what started the blaze, but bystanders claimed it was petrol bombed by its occupants.

Robert Mulaudzi, spokesperson for The City of Johannesburg's Emergency Management Service's, told EWN they do not have access to the building and have requested assistance from the police.

It is alleged the complex is a hijacked building.

- News24
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Motofogo Mulilo 2014-08-01 07:34:32 PM
Akhenaten 2014-08-01 07:37:25 PM
Sort the guilty ones out permanently. We cannot afford any more chaos. Where did we hear a threat in this connection?
Bento Maepa 2014-08-01 07:42:38 PM
A sneak preview of what the future will be like in S.Africa.
Searcher SA 2014-08-01 07:43:48 PM
South Africa is burning. It needs leadership, step down Zuma and handover to a true Leader.
Steven R Randall 2014-08-01 07:48:59 PM
Joan Mills Hovelmeier 2014-08-01 07:51:31 PM
God help as with these morons running our once beautiful country!
Mark Keith Cardno Davidson 2014-08-01 07:54:15 PM
Was working near there on Monday. That place should be burnt to the ground.
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-01 08:02:35 PM
It's Julius malema and his red ants!
Johan Steyn265 2014-08-01 08:05:40 PM
Its time malema is taken out he is going to stir big time!
Riaan Gloy 2014-08-01 08:06:02 PM
You can take me out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of me