Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
…‘We suspect foul play’
Prophet Walter Magaya’s Yadah Hotel yesterday caught fire. The cause of the fire could not be established by yesterday evening but electrical fault was ruled out as there was no electricity when the fire started.
Police did not immediately comment but Prophet Magaya’s camp suspects foul play.
They revealed that someone is believed to have sneaked into the dormitory at the western side to start the fire, destroying thousands of property.
Prophet Magaya was out of the country could not be reached for comment.
However, his trusted lieutenant Overseer Admire Mango said law enforcement agencies will get to the bottom of the case.
“Prophet Magaya is not around and we heard about this mishap,” said Overseer Mango, who spoke to H-Metro from South Africa.
“We have many enemies trying to pull us down daily and we cannot rule out foul play.
“We are still to get details of the total damage but we want to thank fire fighters for their quick response to contain the situation.
“Our security told us about the quick response by Waterfalls police, it is our prayer and hope that they will get to the bottom of the cause of fire.
“Prophet is on a missionary trip to Dubai and is not disturbed by the mishap promising PHD members that all programs that include a visit by Botswana members will go ahead.
“The affected part of the hotel will be renovated while the other part will continue functioning,” said Overseer Mango.
Waterfalls residents rushed to the scene and security had a busy time to warn them over entering the hotel since fire fighters were still working.
Overseer Mango said there was no electricity when the fire started in an upper room and how the fire started remain a mystery.
Among the burnt property was the dining and bedrooms, furniture and television sets.
No one was injured.