Fire guts Kasungu market

Malawians are now used to fire gutting markets. It has become the order of the day and the latest market to go up in Flames is Kasungu in the central region tobacco growing district.

Fire gutted Kasungu market

Fire gutted Kasungu market

Disbelief to see Kasungu market in ashes

Disbelief to see Kasungu market in ashes

Property worth millions of Kwacha at Kasungu market has been destroyed as fire reduced the shops to mere smouldering rubble.

The cause of the fire is yet to be  established.

The incident follows another recently where Lilongwe Area 18 market, Tsoka Flea Market and Mzuzu market were also destroyed.

President Peter Peter Mutharika instituted a ministerial committee to look into the occurrences and come up with lasting solutions to the problem.

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51 thoughts on “Fire guts Kasungu market”

  1. Bathromew Nuka Mwenecho Adzafunika says:

    Koma zinazi, ngati tikumachitira dala kuotcha misika mwadala ncholinga chofuna kuti boma litithandizepo tiyambe tawona kuti boma lathu lili ndi vuto la ndalama komanso lili ndi zochita zina ndi ndalama. Akazalekerera tidzaona ngati sakutifuna. It is so smpathetic to be hearing the same now and again. Ngozi zina zingathe kupewedwa ndipo opewa ndi eni ake amalowo (a ma business).

    Nditengereponso mwayi monga ngati kukokoloka kwa anzathu ku Chikhwawa, Mangochi mu nthawi ya mvulayi, Boma lidayamba kalekale kuwauza kuti mmadera amenewo asamukeko akakhale kumalo abwino ndipo panali nkhani yakuzigulira malo. Koma we need to see the consequence before we take the right action.

    Wake Up Malawians, let’s prevent to avoid cure becuase there are other problems that are not cured.

  2. Fire guts kasungu market but mr our president r nt atend that accedent so mi fell malawian z it malawi there z agood leader,if we r agud leader xo y r nt atend of dc acc

  3. Louis njaiko says:

    Amalawi tichitepo kanthu pampnkha ya msika wa abale athu ku kasungu,

  4. chimwere kumunda says:

    HOW DOES THE FIRE CONCERN PRESIDENT CHAKWERA???….IZI SIZANDALE OUR FRIENDS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE….THE SOURCE OF THEIR LIVELIHOOD IS GONE…NGATI TILIBE CHONENA CHANZERU BWANJI TIZINGOKHALA A MALAWI ANZANGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. reasonable man says:

    after all the finger pointing what do we have for those affected. I don’t think our arguments are helping. my opinion is town assemblies should learn something ppl build shops shops with what ever cheap planks and boards they can find and to me these will just escalate fire in case of such accidents.
    aren’t markets supposed to be devpd according to plans?. who is responsible to ensure safety of goods of these hard working Malawians in kasungu?. take the town councils to court please for they have breached their duty of care. u deserve remedies in damages to the cost of goods.

  6. Phwanyani Mutu says:

    Iwe #1 comment, Tatya nose like musca domestica, your head is full of maggots.. Machende ako mwana wa hule.

  7. kanyope says:

    God knws the truth of the matter,,,,,
    Perhaps h wll judge by hmslf
    hu starts da fire in da dfrnt markets

  8. Chakwera the fireman of Nyau Party is the one behind all this. Machesi ali thoo mmanja. This pastor of yours simply wants to make campaign at burnt markets one after another. Next time mr fireman chakwera will burn his very podium.

  9. Miss Government says:

    Shame on you MCP president! How can you stoop so low setting markets on fire only to rush there as a sympathiser. This is hypocrisy of the highest order, stop this madness bwana Chakwera.

  10. Nthawi ya Bakali boma linatumiza anthu Ku Zambia kuti akaone mmene anamangira City Market kuti kuno amange chimodzi modzi koma nkhani yake sinaoneke kumene Inathera anthu akuti mwa wayika kutali ndi Bus Depot. Misika kungokhala ngati zopangiramo zawana. Pamphaninso a China amange misika yabwino anthu amalipira City rent. Tsono mutani nao Nanga pakuti alive ndalama. Naonso anthu ndiye anangoziwa umphawi . Ka malo komwe akulentako kukadula pangapo ati nao kulentetsa Iwo za lenti zisamatuluke. Ndi katundu kugoti thithi ngati chani kaya ati kutengera Ku kiyera. Poti kumanga msika sichithu chofumika nsanga pakali Pano poti pali vuto la chakudya ndi chipatala kutsongoloko zamangeni ngati Ku Zambia City Market.

  11. Anaphi says:

    Mwina A mayor angapezeko chochita. Ntchito iyo!

  12. Maseko says:

    A CHAKWERA NDANINSO A MCP NGATI SIMUKUDZIWA NDIKUUZENI NGATI MUMUSIYE CHAKWERA MPAKA 2019 NG’OOO BOMA SIMUDZALIWONA WINA NGATI AMATHA KUSUNGA NKHANI ASUNGE COMMENT IMENEYI AKATI WAPANGITSA MSONKHANO NDIKUMANENA MATUDZI AKEWO NDI CHIGAWO CHAPAKATI BASI WATENGERANSO MOYO WA ATEMBO ZOPUSA

  13. Clement mwale says:

    Ndiye zikukhudzana bwanji anthu 115 ndi kupsya kwa nsika ku kasungu enanu mmalakhula mutapsya mtima nkhani ndiyakuti anzanthu aluza ndalama zambiri ku moto umeneyu mongo nganizila chabe amene angaotchemsika ndi ndani .chifuwa aboma sangawotchezinthu zawozomwe apa zachidziwikire watentha ndi wa opposition ndipo wa opposition wake ndi MCP basi

  14. m'malawi says:

    vuto ñdi làkuti mmisikámu azilonda aĺibe luso kapeña kudziwa mmene añgachite ngati moto wayamba mmisiká yambiri ma guard amakhala azibal
    e ama bwana mmaĺo molemba ma guard o ziwika e.g G4,Sñoop Ķk & etc omwe àmaķhala well equipped lyk radio messages

  15. Khwethemu says:

    Wat a hell of rubbish from some myopic, uneducated, unknowkedgeable bastards who will leave no stone unturned to tarnish the image of the pastor. You can get to fuck. Lack of critical thinking. Its pathetic. Find someone to blame you idiots. My friends are now moaning the loss of their property. Find something to lie about. Talk about the 115, the 577 and ur on the job training president.

  16. Muzaza says:

    Ubusa and politics do not mix. He is either a politician or abusa. But not both.

  17. Sir Bentby says:

    nonse mukuti akupangitsa moto ndi chakwera, kuputsa kwanu pamtundu wanu nonse, kodi 2011, 12,13,14) chakwera analiko? accept kuti peter mathanyula, is a flop. his head is brainless, its full of dust.

  18. Mgabadere says:

    The only solution to stop these market fires is enact bylaws that should disallow construction of combustible materials like planks. The town/ district councils should encourage brick walled kiosks.

    These fires are not accidental but the work of jealousy arsonists.
    My extensive travels across the length and breadth of Malawi exposed me to various markets. Out of the markets I have singled out one Market which in my view their users this old market had taken precautions against the arsonists. This market is at Namiete.
    If an arsonist can set fire to one targeted kiosk, fire can only one or two kiosks. It can not spread extensively because the kiosks walls are built with bricks (raw or burnt)

    The only part that can be razed extensively is the part whose owners bring, hang and display their merchandize every morning and pack and take them home for safe keeping every after sales’ periods. If this part can be razed down by fie the owners would only lose the stalls but not their wares.
    Role of politics among evil cultured, jealousy and self-centered Malawians can not be ruled out in these fires but mostly the arsonists do it out of jealousy, malice or with an intent to force well wishers to assist them even if they had nothing in their stalls.

    I personally have been suspicious with the causes of these fires. Although fingers are always pointing to Polotical parties stalwarts I strongly believe the venders set fire straps themselves with aims of boosting their capitals or evading loan repayments . They make these fires as excuse for failure to repay loans.

  19. Junta says:

    Leave Chakwera alone!

  20. Pat says:

    Hehehehe! Nsika wina waphyanso, koma ku Malawiko!
    Chakwera kayenderenso.

  21. Mnzwanya says:

    Okay & Tatyata you’re complete IDIOTS!!

  22. Cheyusufu says:

    MCP can not do this to its own supporters. Dausi wa DPP ndiamene amaotcha zinthu. Mwaiwala kale MEC warehouse? they was to divert your attention. Akamabwera kudzawapatsa ndalama base awagula. This also happened in 2011/2012, it was and is DPP that is touching these markets to divert people’s attention. They are targeting Central Region

  23. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Delusional Tatyata, who is chikwere? Wapenga eti. Chizungucho ndiyetu eeh…Smoke

  24. blessings says:

    Mmmmm,people tamakhalani ngati anthu ozindikira,za motto wa ku kasungu zikukhudzana bwanji ndi MCP?Know that mcp can’t do that cause that’s the only party in Malawi imene imadziwa za kufunika kwa munthu..eeeeehh..!!sorry anthu nonse mwakhudzika ndi ngozi ya motto..ambuye ndi wachifundo amasalira aliyense…

  25. Chimanyisko says:

    The return of DPP. T ws the same n Bingu era. Markets were torched, offices, and houses of human rights activists. Tinapumako nthawi yamasten pano zayambaso. God is watching …..

  26. Gman says:

    Very bad indeed

  27. NYOKA (MALAMBULE) says:

    Msika wapsanso by postive yut y banning that song on mbc tv it talked sense

  28. Chosadziwa says:

    Markets getting gutted down by fires is not a new phenomenon. Even before Chakwera joined frontline politics stories of fires gutting down markets were there. Such incidents have occured countrywide. It is therefore insane and cheap propaganda to insinuate that Chakwera and MCP are the ones burning down markets.

    Politics of hate will not lead anywhere my fellow countrymen. If Chakwera sympathises with the victims it shows that he has a human heart.

    As someone has rightly said; what has the minestrial committee that was set up to probe such occurances done? And that was a DPP committee. In the absence of their findings and recommendations we may as well conclude that the DPP machinery is responsible with the intention of tarnishing the image of the opposition.

  29. Changers says:

    I think it is foolishness to suggest that Chakwera is responsible for the fires. Do you really believe a person with a human heart can deliberately torch someone’s house/property? We do not have to be lazy here, let us fully investigate before we start inducing to start hating innocent people. From experience, markets have most often burned down when we have power problems. Can it be that power fluctuations coupled with lose cable connections are a cause for these fires? Maybe yes, maybe no, but certainly not Chakwera, not Peter, not MCP, not DPP.

  30. sapitwa says:

    When fire gutted at Lilongwe Central Market, Mutharika donated some money to the market Reps. Chakwera followed suite. When he visited Area 18 fire gutted market in the absence of APM who is the US, he contributed nothing. Iam sure if APM visited the Area 18 market assuming he was at home and donated some money, with Chakwera visiting later, he( Chakwera) could have donated some money too.

    We are observing this trend which tells us that Chakwera’s character is that of being reactive and not proactive. People MUST take note that a Reverend get used to speaking and preaching to a congregation which just listens with some in the congregation going day dreaming. Such Preachers develop a reactive habit and nothing more proactive would come from them.
    We still have some people who have their hopes dwelt in such a passive person in the name of Chakwera; what a poor judgment!

    MCP needs another Leader and surely not this one!

  31. Thomas Taimu says:

    When you get into our urban markets one cannot help but understand that every market is a disastor waiting to happen. We need to standardise our markets. Just go into Lilongwe main market and move around the hardware section and see for yourself. You just need a spark and the whole market will be engulfed in an inferno. I blame it on councils for not having and enforcing standards. There is no reason why traders must erect their own stalls

  32. Happening Boy says:

    Some comments are rubbish, how can insinuate that Chakwera caused the fire for fame, I feel your overzealousness has pulled you to madness.

  33. Chithabwa says:

    Koma misikayi kupsa ipsa ku Vuto lake silinapezekebe???

  34. haward says:

    Anyamata a Dpp samalani malembedwe anu

  35. Nonsense, the issue here is not about Chakwera, central region or politics. The issue here is how do we handle this problem. Are you telling me that the fires that happened during PP were caused by Dpp in order to score cheap politics?

  36. chaiwone wawo says:

    This is not chakwera’s handwork. This is DPP’s work. It appears to me that there are some DPP mafias that are benefiting from the market fires. Somebody is pocketing millions out of this and as long as the DPP is in power all district markets will catch fire one at a time. its ridiculous though that somebody has to set a market with property worth hundreds of millions, disadvantaging a lot of families in the process just to get a few millions as an individual. Time will tell. Zizadziwika

  37. Sports Fan says:

    Kuthawa ngongole ya Finca mpaka kuyatsa msika onse.

  38. becks says:

    Okay and Tataya you have chicken brains. Have the market fires started with Chakwera heading MCP? With such reasoning DPP will never solve the problem. Advise your DPP to address root causes. I for contend that the fires are as result of poor regulatory frameworks for our markets. Everybody is left to do their own things including colluding with ESCOM guys.

  39. Thanduxolo says:

    There’s no single slight hint to suggest Hon Chakwera is behind the fires that gutted markets in the country. I’m completely baffled at the lack of evidence to him link to the fires. For trolls like Okay, l’ve some few pieces of advice. Choyamba, ngati mulibe chonena pa nkhani nkwabwino komanso kuposa kukhala chete. Kulankhula zinthu zopanda pake kumangowonetsa vuto lakusadziwa zinthu lomwe uli nalo. Mavuto ali mdziko muno ngambiri. Ndiye ngati wina zikumuvuta kutsogolera dziko asanamizire wina. Chachiwiri, misika yakhala ikupsa mu ulamuliro wa zipani zosiyanasiyana. Nthawi ya PP misika idapsapo ndi ena amaloza zala a DPP. Ndiye kumangolankhula mphale za zii kukuonetsa kuchepa kwa nzeru za umunthu.

  40. Mwale says:

    God have mercy on us pliz!

  41. Chibisa says:

    Please can the government do something. What are our councillors and mayors do? For how long are we going to hear people losing their property/ cash to fire?
    Just like car accidents, there are too any car accidents in Malawi! We all know some one who died in a car accident but nothing done to solve the problem. What we know is RIP.

  42. Ruwaniwa Namsy Mbewe says:

    One to rebel means He or She is a failure.Leave Lazaro alone to witness what is going to comeforth! Come 2019 DPP and the Prof. wanna scoop all the votes! Lazaro ! take care !

  43. hisbolla says:

    Iwe Okay, ngati ulomwe wako wakutopetsa, shut up ur mouth. If anything, it must b mathsnyula setting markets on fire, thru Dsusi. Dausi set fire to MEC offices n ur police still investigating, stupid dpp. U think we dont know

  44. QueenB says:

    Tatyata, ukuchita kuonekeratu kuti ndiwe mbuli. Chizungu chimenecho? Kkkkkkkkk! Umbuli wakowo ukukuganizitsa kuti a Chakwera akuyambitsa moto. Please go back to school to improve yourself, it is for your own benefit

  45. Osowa pokhala says:

    Hahahaha koma ma guyz a DPP ndinu oseketsa. Moti mukuimbana ndi Chakwera zakupsa kwa msika? You idiots! How can you say that yet every one knows that this is a government. Do you remenber during the reign of Bingu ndimisika ingati yomwe inapsa? Do you remember that Bwampini by then once said i will smoke you out? Kodi paja munkafuna kuotcha nyu:mba ya Kasambala anthu ananenapo za Chakwera kapena a Dpp?
    Nthawi imene ija Chawera anali atayamba kale ndale.
    Inu ndizitsiru kwambri. Boma la moto

  46. matthews says:

    Zikamakuvutani musanamizire. Chakwera,yendetsani dziko kukanika,mavuto akadalipo ndipo simunati.go get alife.

  47. Okay says:

    Koma abusa upulezidenti mwaufuna zedi. Anthu mpaka kukana kudzimitsa moto usiku wadzulo. Komatu sidzikupititsani patali. Mudziwe kuti mukusaukitsa anthu pa Central Region amene mumati adzakuvoteraniwo. Tsonotu ndi omwe aja adakuvoterani ndikukulepheretsani aja. Do not expect any magic in 2019. ndiye muthamangireko muzikachitanawo sympathise anthu aziti opulezidenti o MCP ngachifundo? What cheap politics. Unfortunately you go there empty handed with mere rhetoric. DPP if you don’t know this galatian has gone flat-out waging an insatiable war against DPP. He is still living in an illusion thinking that he was robbed of victory. but we will once again show him kiyama in 2019. DPP, check it out!

  48. Bob says:

    So what did the ministerior committee found out? What are their recommendations? Or they one of those committees that just spend allowances and do nothing? Malawi will go nowhere.

  49. Tatyata says:

    MCP orchestrating all these so Chikwere should seen to be sympathy in his consolation tours. Investigate him

    1. aah says:

      empty talk from an empty head

    2. peter says:

      shame on you! This has nothing to do with politics. Chakwera is not involved and even our president is not involved. We need technocrats to assess the causes and find a lasting solution, osati zomanamizira anthu andale!

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