[johannesburg] - Mamabolo prepared to 'take the fall' for Joburg fire if a probe finds him guilty

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Gauteng Infrastructure and Development MEC Jacob Mamabolo says he is willing to take the blame for the building fire in Johannesburg on Wednesday, in which three firefighters died, if an investigation finds him guilty.

"The law must take its course. If an investigation points out that I must take the fall, then the premier must decide," Mamabolo said.

The MEC was speaking at a briefing on Thursday at Lutsinga House.

Both the National Education and Health Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) and the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) claimed they had warned government authorities prior to Wednesday's fire, that the building was a "disaster waiting to happen". They claimed that they raised concerns as far back as 2014....

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