A fire broke out at the Parliamentary buildings in Cape Town.
It is unclear what caused the fire, but firefighters were battling the blaze since 5am on Sunday morning.
The City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smit told AFP the national assembly building was on fire and flames had spread to the roof.
“The fire is not under control and cracks in the walls of the building have been reported.”
The Houses of Parliament in Cape Town consist of three sections, including the original and oldest building that was completed in 1884.
The newer additions constructed in the 1920s and 1980s house the National Assembly.
No injuries have been reported.