Fire guts Lilongwe Tsoka market

Property worth millions of Kwacha is estimated to have been lost when the Lilongwe Tsoka flea market, went up in flames Tuesday evening.

Gutted: Tsoka market

Gutted: Tsoka market

Tsoka Market up in flames

Tsoka Market up in flames

Stalls  and property were reduced to ashes. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Police said they are investigating the matter.

“We are investigating the cause of the fire.” said Central Region Police deputy spokesperson Ramsy Mushani.

No injuries were reported save for traders who were shocked upon seeing the ashes that had been their merchandise.

Revently, Mzuzu market was gutted  for the second time in three months.

And in Lilongwe, a warehouse for Malawi Electoral Commission was also up in flames by suspected arsonists.

Opposition parties claim that the fire was deliberately started to destroy evidence that could have overturned the parliamentary victory of a member of President Peter Mutharika’s party.

A high court ordered a recount of the votes in a constituency that was won by Bently Namasasu, a candidate for Mutharika’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

The Malawi Congress Party candidate Ulemu Msungama, who lost the election by 98 votes, had challenged the results.

Malawi is on fire again, a replica of what used to occur in the previous DPP-led government,

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