FILE: First Lady Esther Lungu buying merchandize at Nakabala Market in Mazabuka after visiting Chief Mwanachingwala who has been unwell for the past two years on Thursday, Jaunary 21,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
FILE: First Lady Esther Lungu buying merchandize at Nakabala Market in Mazabuka after visiting Chief Mwanachingwala who has been unwell for the past two years on Thursday, Jaunary 21,2016 -Picture by THOMAS NSAMA
MERCHANDISE worth thousands of Kwacha has been destroyed in a fire that gutted some shops at Nakambala market in Mazabuka District yesterday.

Some scores of residents and some shop owners watched helplessly as their mechanize was being destroyed in a fire in the early hours of yesterday.

Among some of the merchandise that got destroyed in the inferno were fertilizers, timber, assorted drinks and carpentry products.

Southern province police commissioner Godwin Phiri who confirmed about the fire incident said police rushed to the scene and found members of the public watching helplessly while Zesco personnel who were also present secured the power line.

Mr Phiri said there were no fatalities but some few goods from one of the shops were salvaged.

He said the fire was noticed by one of the security officers guarding the premises who later alerted the police.

“The fire was first discovered by night watch men who were guarding the poultry section namely Stallon Shumba and Clifford Chiwende, The extent of damage caused by the fire is not yet estimated as a hand full of goods were salvaged from one of the shops.

This occurred between 0200hrs and 0300hours. No fatalities or injuries recorded,” he said.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Politically motivated attack by the pf who think that hh has shares in this market and funds these traders

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  2. There is no mention of the firemen but only police… Is nt there a fire station with equipment in Mazabuka? I know that Zambia sugar has a fire station with equipment The police do not have the equipment for fire fighting???

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    • Mazabuka did not have a working fire brigade when I lived there. There were no fire engines then, and I suspect there are still none.

      I was not surprised that no fire fighters were mentioned.

      Truly sad.

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  3. Having lived in Mazabuka for 23 years, and having followed the events on this market recently, this fire is politically motivated.

    Anyone who does not share UPND thinking is victimized. I would not be surprised if the cause is political.

    UPND is really unhappy. Like Mr Kakoma (UPND spokesperson) confirmed yesterday, they intend to form a government that will not forgive anyone who is not UPND.
    It will be strange government, founded on hatred, unforgiving practices, sabotage, barbarism, etc.

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  4. We have lost two elections to songs (a) Donchie Kubeba (b) Dununa reverse and a slogan (c) Sonta! Can we take stock why this should be? Could it be us the followers or our leaders are not doing enough? yes we sang (a) Ngilingli bello yalilia (b) Ba GBM (c) Zambia Forward….but ever since we lost no one speaks with us no one has gone to see the dundumwezi voters, those in chifubu, sinazeze….do our leaders believe the results will be reversed ? What is the way forward…For now we are mobilizing we will be in mazabuka we need to know the extent of the damage am sure if every party MP donated 200 to the secretariat from their salary for 3 months we can help our friends recover.

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    • Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk @ Ngilingili bello yalila hahahahahahahahahaha. Day made and you call UPND guys educated…..

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