Government has extended condolences to the families of the firefighters killed in Johannesburg on Wednesday and called for a speedy investigation into the state of government buildings.
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane made the comments at a briefing on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting in Pretoria on Thursday.
A fireman fell to his death, another died of smoke inhalation while a third is believed to have succumbed to burn wounds.
Mokonyane says that Cabinet is concerned about those affected by this tragedy.
"On behalf of South African government, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to the families of the firefighters who lost their lives whilst trying to extinguish fire in Gauteng.
"We wish a speedy recovery to those that have been admitted in different hospitals in Gauteng."
She says Cabinet has called for a swift investigation.
"We do also hope that through Minister Thulas Nxesi we’d be able to ensure that we get an updated feedback on the status of the buildings, including what led to the fire that’s still ravaging the building."
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