ZVISHAVANE - Woodwork entrepreneurs in the early hours of Monday morning lost furniture worthy over US$30 000 after a raging inferno engulfed their workshops at Mandava business centre.
Simon Murombedzi, who is son to the owner of the premises, told TellZim News that he started to feel some unusual heat while asleep and he saw some huge flames covering the whole place surrounding the workshops.
"I woke up and informed some workmates before contacting the Zvishavane fire and rescue team to come and rescue us. I applaud the fire and rescue team for their quick response. Fortunately, there were no injuries or casualties," said Murombedzi.
One of the workshop owners, Thulani Ncube told TellZim News that the fire started around 02:30 hrs but the cause of the fire was unknown.
"At around 3 am I received a call from one of my colleagues informing me that my workshop was on fire. Immediately, I rushed to the scene and found that I had lost my furniture worth $10 000,"said Ncube.
"I appeal to well-wishers to help with donations in the form of shades or any other materials that can help us to continue with our operations," he pleaded.local