Multichoice Mnet offices on fire
The employees of MultiChoice’s Mnet Magic Centre in Randburg were evacuated from their offices on Tuesday after a fire.
Joe Heshu, Group Executive for Corporate Affairs at MultiChoice, confirmed the fire and said no injuries had been reported.
He said the fire department was on site and the fire was contained.
“The fire has been contained and the fire department is on-site. There will be no interruption to operations or transmission,” Heshu said.
“No one was injured and the building was evacuated. I can confirm that there will be no interruption to the transmission.”
Heshu said he was not allowed to divulge information about the fire because the area was cordoned off.
The section where the fire broke out is the Magic Centre, which broadcasts many DStv channels, including Mzansi Magic and SuperSport.
Mzansi Magic broadcasts programs such as The Queen and The Throne as well as a number of SuperSports channels.
“Many technical things are done here, including editing and so on. Multichoice City is the place where companies operate. This is where the channel operations take place. That’s why they call it the broadcasting center because it’s where they broadcast,” said an employee who was evacuated.