Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja with Central province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi checking on the old police office block which has since been replaced by a new one built by Herocean Enterprise Zambia at Ndabala check -point in Serenjedistrict in central province
Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja with Central province police commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi checking on the old police office block which has since been replaced by a new one built by Herocean Enterprise Zambia at Ndabala check -point in Serenjedistrict in central province
Part of the Intensive Care Unit at Kabwe General Hospital has been gutted and property worth thousands of Kwacha has been destroyed in the inferno.

The fire which started between 22 hours and 23 hours last night was quenched by the fire brigade before it could spread to other parts of the facility.

Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi says preliminary investigations indicate that the inferno was caused by a heater which was found connected to an electrical plug.

The country has experienced a spart of fires which includes the Lusaka City Market fire.

Many of the fires have been linked to sabotage.

This caused President Lungu to proclaim the threatened state of public emergency according to article 31 of the Constitution of Zambia.

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    • Even in times of conventional war, hospitals are preserved places where insanity spares. Intensive care is a place of mission critical for human life. You don’t take your madness there unless you are a murder in spirit and motivation. How will this carribrate any cause for popular public sympathy if not wrath? Poor calculus. Such barbarism is no different to the war of attrition against humanity waged by Joseph Koni of the LRA in Uganda.

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    • Boss, with due respect, read the article. The cause of fire, is not sabotage, but negligence.

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    • Ba senior citizen mulifontini sana read first and comment. You mind is politically inclined too much.

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    • Read the story you I’d.oit’s…. A heater caused the fire.

      Just because we have a dictator in power or arsonists doesn’t mean that we will not have fire accidents.

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    • That heater is styupid, how naive to cause fire during State of emergency? No more use of heaters.

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    • My mbabula is too much on fire – please investigate this threatened level of emergency! Burn matches in Zambia.

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    • Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi says preliminary investigations indicate that the inferno was caused by a heater which was found connected to an electrical plug.

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    • Ba senior citizen now a heater has a political party or is a cadre? I expect such a posting from Mushota not you please.

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    • SO BA POLICE BA KWATU KULIBE ATI PRO-ACTIVE, ANTICIPATION AND FIMO FIMO. THEY JUST WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN IN ORDER TO OFFER HALF A MILLION KWACHA FOR CATCHING THE CULPRITS OR INFORMATION LEADING TO CATCHING THE PERPETRATORS.

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  1. Nothing criminal Mr Senior Citizen and there’s no sabotage involved. You should know that this is cold season. For most offices which aren’t fitted with air cons, occupants tend to come with their own heaters to keep them warm. Due to negligence, people forget to switch off these heaters when they go home, or for those working in night shifts like hospitals, they keep them on through the night. These being sub-standard products, (Chinese Fongkong products), they tend to give up easily, hence blowing up and causing fires.

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    • It will be very difficult for upnd to come and win public confidence in 2021 because all Zambians now know that it’s upnd behind all the fires. You can’t promise amagedon and later on volcanoes and expect people to love you when what you promised is affecting their living. How is upnd going to deny what is on record.

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    • Simple grade 7 comprehension sir: Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi says preliminary investigations indicate that the inferno was caused by a heater which was found connected to an electrical plug.

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  2. How come the State is not suspecting sabotage from UPND Arsonists? Lungu and PF mishandled the City Market Fire. Lets hope Lungu has realised the importance of investigating b4 pointing fingers to the Opposition. As it turns out the City Market fire was an inside job and the fire was ignited by the State and PF Operatives. HH and UPND had no hand in the fire and neither was Larry Mweetwa involved. Lungu has no choice but to release HH and 5 co-accused from Jail becoz they are innocent. The Treason Charges are fake and politically motivated. Lungu should Release HH unconditionally and unharmed. Period.

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  3. Let’s hear what irresponsible LAZ has to say now.

    Please find these people and punish them severely. We can ill afford to lose hospitals. This is too much.

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  4. PLEASE BRING HIM BACK TO CHIMBOKAILA U KNOW WHO IAM TALKING ABOUT, HE LEAVES MUKOBEKO AT NIGHT AND CAUSING THOSE FIRES

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    • you guys; if you have nothing to comment intelligently please skip the subject because some of you sound like retards; how does one punish a heater or wrong wiring?

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  5. Al want i cn sign nw lets stop putin blame on upnd n its people.things ar nw clear that al wat is hapenin its out of ingorance or per say carelencenes.

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  6. May be a second SOE should be declared by ECL for PF cadres to stop these fires destroying public properties.
    PF government should disclose the names of PF arsonists found that burnt Lusaka market.

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  7. Now Kaili-1 is using legitimate sources of fire for illegitimate agendas. #HHConvictionIsAMust

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  8. Simple grade 7 comprehension: Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi says preliminary investigations indicate that the inferno was caused by a heater which was found connected to an electrical plug.

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  9. Word of caution to all those who are building. Do not use Chinese electrical wiring for your buildings. I have friends who have lost their houses due to faulty wiring. Use our own trusted ZAMEFA wire! It is manufactured to meet our local conditions. If you have used Chinese wire, you better change now before you suffer loss!

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  10. Thou shall not bear false witness (telling lies to harm anyone) against your neighbor (fellow man)! For the Lord will not hold a false accuser guiltless! It is a pernicious sin and those that cherish it destroy their own souls! Beware of the treacherous nature of sin. It leads to physical and spiritual death. Most are sick with unbridled anger, hypertension, anxiety and stress because of this sin!

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  11. Zambia needs a comprehensive fire policy.

    That is what HH said , Zambia needs men and women with wisdom not AK47s.

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  12. Yes it was a heater. But don’t u know that a saboteur can in a clever way use it as a fuse to start a fire? Do you need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out? !

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    • I totally agree. There could have been a heater in the ICU quite alright but a clever saboteur could have taken advantage and committed arson. Just my thinking anyway, given the volatile situation we are living in.

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  13. I have said this before, Tanzania went through a similar situation until they initiated a comprehensive fire safety policy with a professional fire commissioner. Fire extinguishers and smoke alarms were made mandatory.

    Zambia needs men and women of wisdom not men and women with AK47s as HH said from his jail.

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  14. when people have nothing to accuse, they tend to act strange. A quarrelsome person always finds faults in other people even when the neighbours are praying for him . Hate is the enemy of development of the mind.
    Zambians can never develop when they hate each other. Somalia, Congo and South Sudan are examples of what hate breeds.

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  15. Since when did a heater go up in flames own its own just because it plugged? Come ON UPNDESTRUCTION, we are not fools. Yes these are sadists, hospital sure. No sane person can vote for this Party.

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  16. Now heaters are going up in flames on their own because they are plugged in? Mysterious! Must be witch craft from the grave.

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  17. hh said in prison we should not weep for him but for HIV infected relatives who luck antiretrovirals

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  18. Even Baboons have joined in causing fires in the country by disregarding the threatened state of emergency.

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