Fire Ruins New Shopping Mall in Namibia


A fire damaged two shops at the new mallin Rundu. The mall, which is situated next to Eugene Kakukuru Road, is still under construction. The two shops that caught fire shortly after 14h00 on Sunday afternoon were among the
first few shops at the mall to open, as part of the first phase and have been open to the public for less than a month.

Even though only the shops of Sport Scene and Total Sports were affected by the blaze, all shops have been closed due to ongoing investigations. Rundu Town Council’s Fire and Rescue Service responded to the scene on Sunday and struggled to contain the blaze, which was rumoured to be an electrical fire. “At the moment we don’t know what caused the fire. As we speak, the investigators are on site to investigate,” said Gee Prinsloo, the manager of Rundu shopping mall.