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Johannesburg Speaker Makhubele Calls for Audit of All City-Owned Buildings Following Deadly Blaze



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Johannesburg Metro Council Speaker Colleen Makhubele has urgently requested an extensive audit of all city-owned buildings. According to EWN, this plea comes after Thursday morning’s tragic and fatal fire in Marshalltown. The fire claimed the lives of 77 people. It occurred in a building owned by the City of Johannesburg. Remarkably, this building had formerly served as a facility for abused women and children before falling into the hands of hijackers.

Also read: Updated: Johannesburg Fire Tragedy Claims 77 Lives

Makhubele is resolute about the need for immediate action. She has revealed that when the Johannesburg council convenes on Tuesday, there will be a motion to initiate inspections on the city’s vast property portfolio, totalling over 20,000 buildings. Acknowledging the magnitude of this undertaking, she recognises that this audit is non-negotiable. It may even necessitate the formation of a dedicated task team charged with meticulously assessing every one of these properties. She also underscores the urgency of addressing compliance issues in the city’s metro centre building, which had previously experienced a fire incident. She laments the sluggish pace of government in tackling such critical matters.

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Picture: X / GautengHealth

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