MP loses $300 000 property in house fire

via MP loses $300 000 property in house fire. 1 July 2014 by Blessed Mhlanga

GOKWE-KABUYUNI MP (Zanu PF) Owen ‘Mudha’ Ncube reportedly lost property worth $300 000 when his Kwekwe house was gutted by fire on Sunday night.
Ncube said he was not at home when the fire broke out at his house in the leafy Hazeldine suburbs.
“It is true my house went up in smoke. Nobody was hurt during the inferno, but all the property was destroyed and the total loss including the value of the house should be over $300 000,” Ncube said.
The MP, a close ally to Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared unfazed by the incident saying he would get over it soon.
“Police and firemen are combing through the remains of the property as we speak so that they ascertain what caused the fire. These things happen in life and we work even harder to recover from such losses,” he said.
Kwekwe City Council’s fire department reportedly failed to put down the inferno owing to inferior firefighting equipment as their only available fire tender does not carry water.
The accident came hardly a month after a farmhouse belonging to Mnangagwa’s son, Emmerson Jnr, also went up in smoke destroying property worth over $100 000.
Firefighters said they suspected that both fires could have been caused by electrical faults.


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    Talk about being ‘hoisted by your own petard’! Perhaps the MP might listen next time the fire brigade ask for decent equipment! That is so funny!

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    It could only be more comical if, when a fire is reported and having no usable fire fighting equipment all the firemen start to pray for rain

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    Tinomunamataishe 8 years ago

    An unfortunate incident for the MP but this should show these guys that the top of the range vehicles they are always clamouring for should be the last thing on their mind. They should make sure that the basics like working fire fighting equipment is there because they benefit everyone.

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    What kind of a fire engine does not carry water??
    How is it expected to dowse fires…kanti whar’s happening to this country??

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    @ ANDY thats a good one hey , pray for rain!

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    JRR56 8 years ago

    Mai Mujuru’s ex hubby did it!

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    DubboZimbo 8 years ago

    Started by an electrical fault, doubtful. You need electricity for that.

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    zanupf fear me 8 years ago

    A typical zanupf insurance scam or the Solomon wars continue ?