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DA Monitors Johannesburg CBD After Bree Street Explosion



Bree Street Explosion

On July 19, an underground explosion on Bree Street in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) prompted the Democratic Alliance in Johannesburg to closely monitor the situation. Belinda Echeozonjoku, the DA’s caucus leader in Johannesburg, was present at the scene to assess the situation. At the same time, Michael Sun, DA Shadow MMC for Public Safety, maintained constant communication with relevant authorities to ensure residents were informed and provided with necessary assistance.

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The explosion resulted in one fatality and 36 injuries, causing significant damage to both infrastructure and vehicles in the immediate vicinity. Emergency services were promptly on-site, taking all necessary measures to prioritise the safety and well-being of the affected residents.

Devon Steenkamp, the DA’s spokesperson, asserted the party’s commitment to a thorough investigation, leaving no stone unturned, and implementing urgent measures to prevent such incidents from recurring. Emphasising the utmost importance of community safety and security.

As of now, the extent of injuries and damage includes one fatality and 36 patients receiving treatment at various hospitals, with two in critical condition, eight with moderate to severe, and 26 with minor injuries. Additionally, 37 minibus taxis were damaged on Simmonds Street and Bree Street. Due to the severity of the situation, Bree Street and its surroundings will remain closed off indefinitely.


Furthermore, DA Caucus Leader Councillor Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku offered her support on the ground last night to those affected by the incident.

Source: The DA in Johannesburg is monitoring the Johannesburg Central Business District after explosion on Bree Street

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