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Over R1million damage as Bradlows Furnitures Nhlangano burns,Chief Fire Officer Luke Lushaba dismisses allegations suggesting that vehicles were servicing Incwala.

Friday, 5th January, 2024

NHLANGANO:Luke Lushaba,the Chief Fire Officer in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has dismissed allegations suggesting that,Bradlows Furnitures Nhlangano suffered loses after the eruption of fire due to shortage of vehicles.

This comes after fire erupted at Nhlangano Bradlows in the early hours last week Wednesday,causing damages amounting to over R1million, fire fighters later told this Swaziland News that, they couldn’t control the fire due to shortage of resources as vehicles were providing services during Incwala.

“It’s not true Nkhosi that,there were no vehicles.Yes, according to the report I have,the damage was huge but there are many factors that could have contributed to this like failure to urgently report the fire.As the fire department, we respond once we are alerted that there’s fire and that complex is situated next to the Fire Station, we could have quickly responded”, said the Chief Fire Officer when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini on Friday afternoon.

Efforts to reach Ludzidzini Indvuna Themba Ginindza and Bradlows Management proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments,Sivumelwano Nyembe, the Spokesperson of the pro-democracy MultiStakeholder Forum(MSF) said, it was wrong for the Fire Department to allocate all vehicles for Incwala ceremony leaving the citizens and businesses vulnerable.

“It’s sounds like poor planning because State activities are known and resources that are needed must be allocated without compromising emergencies”, said the MSF Spokesperson.

Over R1million damage as Bradlows Furnitures Nhlangano burns,Chief Fire Officer Luke Lushaba dismisses allegations suggesting that vehicles were servicing Incwala.
Bradlows Nhlangano suffered damages.