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Mysterious fire guts down 2 homesteads in Mberengwa

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Mysterious fire guts down 2 homesteads in Mberengwa




MBERENGWA – A mysterious fire concurrently gutted down homesteads of two siblings staying in villages that are 10km apart in an incident that has left traditional leaders and villagers baffled in Mberengwa.

Lovemore Zhou (42) of Sunduza Village, Chief Nyamhondo’s house and property was burnt to ashes at the same time that his sisters house was also gutted by fire in Vurasha Village under the same chief at 10am on Tuesday.

Sunduza Village Head, Herbert Zhou confirmed the incidents and expressed shock at the mysterious fires. 

“At around 10am on Tuesday I received the sad news that Zhou had lost all his property to a fire whose source is still a mystery. I attended the scene and found the house and all property including three beds destroyed. 

The most shocking part is that the same incident happened to Zhou’ sister who stays at Vurasha which is 10km from Sunduza Village. The fire at the sister’s place was reported at the same time and day and she also lost all her property. This is either a communication from the family’s ancestors or it is the work of evil spirits,” said Village head Zhou.

It is said that Zhou was sitting outside the house with his daughter when his house caught fire from inside. He went inside to check but was put aback to see the fire starting to move towards the door. He ran outside but the fire started burning from outside again and the wall soon curved in and collapsed.

Village head Zhou is appealing to Government, donors and well-wishers to assist the affected families with blankets, food and clothes.

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