Man held for damaging South African court

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South African police have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly smashing windows at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg with a hammer, police say.

Police fired a warning shot after the suspect carried on breaking windows despite being ordered to stop, a police statement said.

The man has been charged with malicious damage to property.

The attack on the highest court in the country comes days after a man was charged with arson and other offences over a devastating fire at the South African parliament in Cape Town.

Authorities say the fire at the parliament buildings has now be contained but that the lower house National Assembly suffered severe damage.

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