Video: Fire destroys Cape Town landmarks

Jagger library, which contains thousands of precious artworks, archives and books, has been reduced to rubble

By Ashraf Hendricks

19 April 2021

On 18 April 2021, a mountain fire destroyed the Rhodes Memorial restaurant in Cape Town. The flames later spread to the University of Cape Town damaging a number of buildings. The Jagger library with thousands of priceless artworks, archives and books was gutted. The iconic Mostert’s Mill was also destroyed.

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