Mystery as fire guts house occupied by Minister Mussa, car destroyed

A house which is occupied by Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa in Area 10 residential area of Lilongwe has been gutted by suspicious fire and a brand new ministerial Toyota VXL worthy millions of kwachas has been destroyed.

Fire fighters extinguishing the fire
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Fire destroys Mussa’s residence
Fire destroys property at Mussa’s residence in Lilongwe

The fire started Wednesday morning. There were no reports of injuries, but the loss of property including the car, City Fire fighters confirmed.

Mussa moved houses from Area 12 to Area 10 three weeks ago.

The Office of President and Cabinet had bought him the brand new Toyota VXL which he took delivery three days ago.

The cause of the fire is not yet established, but fire fighters rushed to the scene.

Their fire fighting engine however developed a fault on its way.

Mussa is the new broom  at Ministey of Information and government spokesman who has given hope to many  to clean up the mess and top level corruption rampant in the ministry including its cash cow, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra).

‘The minister while confirming having lost the brand new vehicle and property in the fire refused to give further details.

Fire has made the country become hopeless such that it continues to cause havoc, destroying property worth millions of kwacha.

For few examples, fire razed the office of former minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, Deekay Suppliers’ warehouse in Blantyre, Judge Charles Mkandawire’s house in Lilongwe, Carlsberg Malawi Limited’s brewery, a boys’ hostel at Blantyre Secondary School and Balaka District Council building and recently Nico House in Blantyre.

Some of these fires created suspicion among some people. A case in point is the one that gutted Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) offices in Blantyre. There was suspicion that some people wanted to hide some dubious financial activities.

Then there was the fire that gutted the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse in Lilongwe. The warehouse contained votes for the disputed Lilongwe City South East Constituency where the court had ordered a recount. This created suspicion among some people who suspected that the fire was deliberately set to prevent a recount.

The fire that gutted some offices at crime busting Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) was another area that created suspicion. Some people suspected that the fire was deliberately set up to destroy some evidence. Although its director Reyneck Matemba claimed that the fire did not destroy key documents .

Other fires are those that destroyed markets. Some of them are Ngabu in Chikwawa, Bangwe in Blantyre, Salima Central and Msangu in Salima, Lilongwe Central, Lilongwe Area 24 and Area 18 markets and Mzuzu Market.

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Msasa
Msasa
1 year ago

The ones who murdered Njaunju are the one who have done this.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Last time ma cadet anakutchingirani panjira ndikukuphwanyirani galimoto, lero akutentherani nyumba ndikusakaza katundu wanu wambiri. Ma cadet akuphani a Mussa. Chonde ziponyeni pansi izi za dpp zi

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
1 year ago

Mwayamba kuotchana nokhatu-nokhatu ……..Nankhumwa vs Mussa

Zex Chamangwana
Zex Chamangwana
1 year ago

Area 10 imeneyi? Malawi is indeed in tatters.

Kibaki
Kibaki
1 year ago

Guys, pena kumakhalako serious. Zoona munthu angaotche PRADO ya new one. a Malawi nsanje bwanji.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Smells like arson.

Papa Chalo
Papa Chalo
1 year ago

MMMM. Nthawi ya campaign yafika muphana zenizeni. Elimination Method in Progress.

Athiana
Athiana
1 year ago

What is happening to the electricity by-lay that says buildings have to be inspected and tested by a compented person every 5years? some of these fires could be avoided. But alas! not political will

Stupid
Stupid
1 year ago

Wakuba uyu ndale zopusa za pamalawi

Wawotcha yekha uyu to create news, claiming insurance hiding Evidence… ku DPP the only way to hide evidence ndikuotcha basi … chaponda wapangako izi. Ku capital hill …. AMALAWI TAMA CHANGAMUKANI ANTHUWA AKUBA KWAMBIRI

muonosile
muonosile
1 year ago
Reply to  Stupid

I support your comment STUPID, you have hit the nail on the head mbava izi.

Polomondo
Polomondo
1 year ago

If it was a house belonging to an opposition member, they would say it is the DPP operatives. Now who is the key suspect here?

Lulu
Lulu
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

DPP yomweyo. We know they are fire experts. Vidzete

Napoleon muza
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

It is the works of the opposition. If the house was for opposition member, you would have said it is DPP. Now you say he himself, no wonder e are behind in life.

Nameless
Nameless
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

You are the suspect!

jojo
jojo
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

THE DPP THEMSELVES AYAMBAPO KUOTCHERANA NYUMBA, MBUZI ZA MBUZI.

CONSPIRACY THEORIST
CONSPIRACY THEORIST
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

The key suspect, of course, is the DPP operative, you dunderhead! Don’t you know that the DPP does this sort of thing even to its own? – either to destroy evidence ( as in the case of the Ministry of Agriculture building, read Chaponda) or to punish perceived enemies ( as in the case of Rafiq Hajat’s offices a few years back). It might even be that some elements in the DPP want to eliminate Mussa for a variety of reasons, who knows? Remember that this is the DPP! While they are busy fighting the opposition, they’re also busy silently… Read more »

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

Politically motivated arson are obvious don’t be such a narrow minded we all can tell who is behind the burning of MCP regalia, burning of UTM pickup trucks. Dpp and ISIS no difference!!

Adrian Manguluti
Adrian Manguluti
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

Suspect number one is uja anakonza chifwamba attackimg Mussa durung convention.

Tiwone zina
Tiwone zina
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

DPP of course!

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

@Polomondo:
Good point, and question also!!!

CitizenX
CitizenX
1 year ago
Reply to  Polomondo

Dont ask stupid questions here, who starts all the fires here in malawi??????

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