A fire has ripped through the South African National Defence Force depot in Pretoria, destroying numerous vehicles.

SANDF says the fire started outside the army’s vehicle depot in Wallmansthal last night and was extinguished this morning.

SANDF spokesperson Brigadier Mafi Mgobhozi says most of the vehicles destroyed in the blaze were broken down that were no longer in use.

“The fire started outside the unit and because of wind, the fire end up in our unit. The vehicles which were destroyed by the fire, those are the vehicles which were waiting for disposal because it is the vehicles which SANDF does not use and it’s the vehicles which we cannot repair anymore, most of those vehicles are scrap vehicles.”

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