Gwanda family stranded after house was gutted by fire

By Providence Maraneli

A family of nine from Jonsly Village in Gwanda has been left stranded after their house was gutted by fire.

Ms Ndakaziva Moyo and her three children are picking pebbles and pieces of wood from her burnt dining room.

These are the remains of what used to be a beautiful village dining room.

She says a fire broke out from her house at around 9am on Sunday and she failed to salvage anything from it.

“I don’t know where to start, everything was destroyed. I am so stressed. We were preparing our breakfast outside and we never use any flammable or any fire in this house. We were shocked to see fire in the house and the next thing everything was burnt. I have these children and I don’t know what to do everything is gone,” said Ms Moyo

Villagers who spoke off camera suspect foul play saying the unfortunate incident might be as a result of a bitter fight between the victim and her neighbour who has since moved in with her husband.

Meanwhile, ZANU PF Gwanda DCC Secretary for Disability and Disadvantaged Cde Trynos Nkomo said the party has found it prudent to help the family.

“We heard the unfortunate incident and as ZANU PF the people’s party we saw it fit to come and help. It’s so unfortunate that what happened has left the family stranded and it is our duty to help. We have brought food and going to mobilise blankets and other necessities,” he said.

Matabeleland South police spokesperson, Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the incident saying police are still carrying out investigations to ascertain the cause of fire.