Video: Fire destroys Cape Town landmarks

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

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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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