Marketers at Rufunsa Market in Rufunsa district woke up to a rude shock when they found their makeshift market gutted to ashes this morning.

Rufunsa Council Chairman, Bartholomew Kalambalala and Council Secretary, Bwanga Kapumpa who rushed to the scene this morning, condemned the act and called on the residents to help identify any suspects.

Mr. Kalambalala said it was sad that the burning of public institutions has now extended to rural areas and said people should desist from destroying public property as government was committed to improving the livelihood of its people.

He said destroying public property retards developmental progress and this should come to an end as it affects a lot of people.

The Council Chairman however assured the marketers that the authority will in the next two weeks put up a permanent structure for them to conduct business.

The fire which is suspected to have started in the early mornings of today has gutted the makeshift market to ashes forcing the marketers to operate in the cold.

Meanwhile Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama has expressed sadness over the burning of the market as it was the source of income for most women in the district.

Speaking in a telephone interview with ZANIS, Mrs. Chama said it was unfortunate that some people have started destroying public property and called on the police to investigate the cause of the fire and bring the perpetrators to book.

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  1. It is the cold season and people are using braziers and not putting them out when they leave. k

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    • Lazy bum insolent hooligan bully tribal online chief of a s son of a polygamist father with tribal blood in his veins hurling insults as a member of the tribal grouping whose dumb leader will NEVER be president. UPND rejoices in suffering of people that is why Childish dung will never be president!

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  2. UPND is a tribal Organization and a Terrorist Organization. Ask the Dr. who was a former Lusaka Police Chief to help. It will go haway. He is was a great Police Chief and he knows how the Flying Squad on the CB worked too. UPND terrorist hactivities will be history.

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    • SHARON YOU ARE A DIRTY MOUTHED SCUM BAG. IT IS DISGUSTING THE WAY YOUR MIND WORKS. I HOPE THE UPND SUES YOU FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER. IF THIS IS HOW YOU BEHAVE AND SPEAK YOU ARE CERTAINLY AN EMBARRASMENT FOR THE PARTY YOU SUPPORT.

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  3. Markets keep burning and the corrupt lazy theives lead by lungu keep touring shedding croc tears…….doing nothing except stealing and looting and pretending to work for Zambia while the country slides deeper into debt..

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  4. THESE ARE LIKE THE LAST KICKS OF A DYING HORSE. EVEN IF YOU TORCH ALL THE MARKETS IN ZAMBIA, ECL WILL STILL WIN ALL THE SEATS IN THE FORTH COMING BY-ELECTIONS. UZAMUZIBA YESU.

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    • Even Mugabe kept wining byelections while his people fled enmass , even MU7 is winning byelections while he brutalized his people even zuma was winning byelections while corruption investigators were closing in……..

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