In this video, a fierce inferno sweeps through a house belonging to substantive Zambia Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda in Lusaka’s Chamba Valley area.

Witnesses say the cause of the fire remains unknown, but that it started from one of the rooms yesterday evening and the fire brigade did not arrive on the scene early enough to intervene.

Chanda who is heard weeping in the background of the video has been on peace keeping mission in Sudan and only returned yesterday.

It is not clear whether she will resume her duties as spokesperson, taking over from Esther Mwaata Katongo who has been acting in her position.

More details later…