Cape Town – The V&A Waterfront was partially open for business today after a suspected electrical fault caused a fire that resulted in an evacuation.
Just after 6pm on Wednesday, an electrical substation caught alight in the basement of the shopping centre, which had visitors trying to exit the centre in a panic.
Spokesperson Donald Kau said major outlets in the Victoria Wharf mall were operational, but smaller stores remained closed until further notice.
"Major brands like Woolworths and Pick n Pay are open. The food court and the play area are also open," he told News24. "We are hoping to be fully operational by tomorrow."
However, Kau wasn't willing to comment on a family's horror experience when panic ensued after the whole centre became filled with smoke. He told the Cape Times he could not comment without first receiving their security team’s account of what had transpired.