Parliament says it is committed to addressing concerns flagged by the report that probed the fire that gutted the National Assembly in January last year.

This includes the appointment of the Head of Security Management.

On Wednesday, the management released the outcome of the report by an independent investigator.

It revealed a range of systems and maintenance failures that contributed to both the security breach and the failure to prevent and contain the fire.

Five Parliamentary officials have been implicated for their contribution to the devastating blaze.

Following the identified fire safety deficiencies, a number of steps have been proposed.

They include rational fire design, safety systems and regular maintenance by competent contractors.

Outside the institution’s process, one person has been criminally charged.

Zandile Mafe is facing charges of arson and terrorism.

Secretary to Parliament, Xolile George says they want to prevent a recurrence.

“Parliament is committed to addressing these issues promptly and thoroughly to uphold the highest standards of integrity and accountability. The findings of this investigation have illuminated critical issues related to security, maintenance, and fire safety that demand immediate attention and remediation”.