- by Zondiwe Mbewe on 23 Jan 2018by Zondiwe Mbewe on 23 Jan 2018by Mukosha Funga on 23 Jan 2018by Mukosha Funga on 23 Jan 2018
- Goal Diggers
- by Zondiwe Mbewe on 23 Jan 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 22 Jan 2018by Mirriam Chabala on 19 Jan 2018by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 19 Jan 2018
- by Diggers Reporter on 23 Jan 2018by Mukosha Funga on 23 Jan 2018by Diggers Reporter on 23 Jan 2018by Diggers Reporter on 18 Jan 2018
- Editor's Choice
- by Felix Kashweka on 13 Jan 2018by Diggers Admin on 11 Jan 2018by Tenson Mkhala on 6 Jan 2018by Felix Kashweka on 31 Dec 2017
- Guest Diggers
- by Chibamba Kanyama on 22 Jan 2018by Dr Charles Sinkala on 22 Jan 2018by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 22 Jan 2018by Nachilala Nkombo on 20 Jan 2018
City council probs inferno that gutted 120 Kamwala shopsBy Sipilisiwe Ncube on 17 Apr 2017
Lusaka City Council public relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda says the local authority has counted 120 shops that were destroyed in an inferno last night, but are still probing the cause.
And Zesco spokesperson Henry Kapata says the utility company has nothing to do with the fire as none of the 120 shops were connected to the national power grid.
Confirming the damage left by the inferno in an interview, Mulunda said the council will interview shop owners tomorrow to ascertain the cost of the destroyed property.
“For now we can tell you that 120 shops have been completely gutted. Fire fighters have managed to contend the fire in one area. By tomorrow, we will be able to interview owners of the shops that have been gutted and only then we can tell how much property has been destroyed,” Mulunda said.
“We haven’t established the cause of the fire, and investigations will start tomorrow. Fire fighters have been at the scene the whole night trying to quench the fire in certain areas where there are some heat coming out.”
And Kapata ruled out a Zesco fault, saying none of the affected shops were connected to the power utility grid.
“We have nothing to do with the fire because all the shops have no power. They are no connected to Zesco in any way,”said Kapata.
About Sipilisiwe Ncube
Sipilisiwe Ncube is a Zambian journalist with a background in radio news.
Email: sipilisiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Kafwaya survives accident - 23 Jan 2018
- It’s ridiculous to ask Zambians to vote for the rich – Bwalya - 20 Jan 2018
- Minister explains why Eurobond was diverted from Zambia Railways - 19 Jan 2018
- Employees accuse Parmalat of violating labour laws - 19 Jan 2018
- Govt unveils Times, Daily Mail boards - 19 Jan 2018
- Lungu's theft not new; he started stealing as a lawyer - HH
- PF cadres attack Kambwili's supporters at Central Police
- Miyanda asks ConCourt to declare that Lungu breached Constitution by threatening judges
- Nawakwi wonders how Antonio will switch from calling PF thieves
- Antonio too young for politics of the belly
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesFeb0 PostsMar0 PostsApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- «January 2018»
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend