Fire guts Glen View 8 Complex again

By Davison Kaiyo and Columbus Mabika

Fire gutted about two thirds of the Glen View Area 8 Home Industry Complex along Willowvale Road in Harare yesterday, destroying property worth millions of dollars belonging to informal traders.

Traders count their losses as a firefighter puts out fire at the Glen View 8 Complex in Harare where property worth millions of dollars went up in smoke yesterday. — (Picture by Justin Mutenda)
Traders count their losses as a firefighter puts out fire at the Glen View 8 Complex in Harare where property worth millions of dollars went up in smoke yesterday. — (Picture by Justin Mutenda)

This was the third time the complex has been gutted by fire this year. The fire reportedly started at around 2pm and traders battled to put it out and salvage some of their wares.

The Harare Fire Brigade arrived within 15 minutes of the fire breaking out with two fire tenders.

The tenders, however, quickly ran out of water while their usual source, the nearby stream, was contaminated with oil, while the whole of Glen View was dry.

So aggressive was the blaze that it consumed most of the goods, forcing traders to sift through ashes for remnants.

Harare Fire Brigade divisional officer Mr Clever Mafoti said they contained the fire from reaching the nearby Engen Service Station and save the remaining part of the complex.

“We had the fire and prevented it from reaching the service station knowing that there are highly inflammable fuels and that people’s lives would have been endangered if it had reached the service station,” he said.

“The fire has razed about two thirds of the complex. We also prevented the fire from reaching other parts of the complex which were not affected. It was a recommendation that in the complex there be fire points and fire extinguishers, but they are yet to put some,” said Mr Mafoti.

“It seems as if they are still working on some logistics to put some overhead tanks and some hydrants. I think after this scenario, they might take it seriously and implement the recommendations.”

City of Harare spokesperson Mr Michael Chideme blamed what he called “space barons” operating at the complex for denying council access to fix amenities like roads and inspect and install fire hydrants.

“We need to draw lessons from this unfortunate incident where genuine traders have property worth thousands of dollars up in smoke because space barons have not allowed council access into the complex,” he said.

“These space barons have been collecting money from the operators. It is high time that individuals who have been benefiting from council land come in and assist in funding the rehabilitation of the complex and set up structures.”

Mr Chideme appealed to the Government to join council in restoring order at the complex. The Herald

16 thoughts on “Fire guts Glen View 8 Complex again

  • March 3, 2019 at 2:41 am
    Permalink

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  • April 9, 2019 at 8:40 pm
    Permalink

    Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed. They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”.

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace. It will be a false peace for a period of time. You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things. They have their plans set in place. It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    VISIT http://WWW.BIBLEFREEDOM.COM TO SEE PROOF FOR THESE THINGS AND MUCH MORE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SHARE THIS MESSAGE!

  • June 7, 2019 at 12:01 am
    Permalink

    Finax And Propecia Propecia Online Cheapest Salzarex Capsules Online Pharmacy viagra Isotretinoin Skin Health Website On Line Generic Viagra Pills Clobetasol Visa From Canada Next Day

  • June 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm
    Permalink

    Buy Kamagra Pay With Paypal Se Puede Tomar Priligy Y Viagra Buy Celebrex From Canada cheap cialis Vente Viagra Online Isotretinoin Mail Order Virginia Beach

  • July 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm
    Permalink

    Levitra Funziona Davvero On Sale On Line Provera Medication Cod Only cialis prix levitra Provera 2.5mg Dysmenorrhea From Canada Sale Original Propecia Buy Ketorolac No Rx Us

  • July 19, 2019 at 5:35 am
    Permalink

    Cephalexin 500 Mg Dosage For Cats Can You Buy Real Viagra Online Propecia In Zurigo [url=http://drisdol.com]cialis tablets for sale[/url] Amoxicillin Compare Bactrim Ds Buy Xenical In Singapore

  • September 8, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    Permalink

    I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I found this in my hunt for something concerning this.

  • December 10, 2019 at 4:39 am
    Permalink

    I think this is one of the most important information for me.

    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The web site style
    is wonderful, the articles is really excellent : D.
    Good job, cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.