Escom says not to blame for High Court Judge Mkandawire’s house fire

The house of Lilongwe High Court Judge Charles Mkandawire in Area 43, in the Capital City, was gutted by fire on Sunday, leaving behind serious damage to property.

Judge Mkandawire’s house fire incident

The fire which started around 10 am destroyed Mkandawire’s house when he and his family were at church.

Some relations who were at the residence, escaped unhurt and neibhours saved the Judges’ Mercedenz Benz which wa sparked near the house as they lifted it out of the fence.

Noone could drive the vehicle because there  were no keys.

The Judge said he suspected an electric fault to have caused the fire but  Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) public relations officer Geogre Mituka said their investigations after the incident showed the utility provider was not to blame.

“I was at church  attending a holy euchatust mass celebration with my family when the house was caught on fire. I can only speculate it was to do with electric issues,” he said, adding”I don’t have direct evidence.”

According to Mkandawire, the fire strated when his daughter was taking a shower.

Mkandawire was the Judge who dismissed the case involving the disgruntled Malawi Congress Party (MCP) district’s chairpersons who were calling for an emergency convention early this month.

The judge was also the one who denied to perform his duties last year after government failed to provide him an official vehicle.

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mphatso ng'ambi
Guest

so bad, am sorry uncle

Stella
Guest

GET RID OF ESCOM… THEY ARE FOOLISH
NO ELECTRICITY IN THE COUNTRY UNTIL TODAY
GRANTS FROM THE USA AND UK FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND MALAWI IS STILL IN THE DARK

Moto Buuuu
Guest

Barely hours after fire incident escom comes up with a conclusion that its not their fault that caused the fire. What comment has escom brought forward on ministry of agriculture incident? Are they still investigating?

Mkombaphala
Guest
ESCOM, ESCOM, ESCOM. They deny everything, give justification for the unjustifiable. When water levels were low they used to give us too many blackouts in the name of power rationing due to insufficient power and this due to low water levels. Now water levels have improved significantly and I saw this recently when I visited Mangochi. But in my residential area, Area 18 in Lilongwe, we experienced uninterrupted power for some weeks but now the long black outs are back with a vengeance. What is the cause this time? Surely not low water levels? ESCOM! ESCOM! ESCOM!, always never running… Read more »
Ndango Dusamo
Guest

Osasewera ndi okuluokulu weni wake waphata wa Kongresi Party. Mkandawire should be regretting his judgement now. Its better for him ku kapepesa ku Dambwe isanakwane 4 koloko

Vatican
Guest

Has any grouping claimed responsibility??????????

gologoza
Guest

The nation of politically motivated fires:
1. Zodiak vehicle torched;
2. Ministry of Agriculture torched (Not the recent one);
3. Electoral commission warehouse torched;
4. Markets torched;
5. Chaponda’s office torched;
6. Judge Mkandawire’s residence torched.

These fires occur when something is not going on right with politics. I smell a rat. Only time will tell who is behind these fires.

Solicitors
Guest

Kugwira ntchito pa malawi
Is full of RISKS NKONA CHILUNGAMO
SICHIONEKA

Mphwache
Guest

ESCOM cannot just route this out. It’s happening too many times, especially after works on a transformer. I had my house equipment and fuses blown after a similar incident but ESCOM denied responsibility. Where is your Customer Charter?

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