Aljazeera reporter Haru Mutasa reports that there was a fire at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare where the SADC electoral mission is based. She further reports that most guests were evacuated and the fire department was deployed.
In a press statement, the Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) said the fire was caused by an electrical fault although a thorough investigation is underway. Part of the press statement reads:
Preliminary investigations by the hotel Maintenance and Engineering team indicate possibly a localised electrical fault could have caused the fire.
A thorough investigation is underway. Six guests who were in the conference room when the incident happened were quickly evacuated together with all guests and hotel staff present in the building at that time. There were no casualties nor damage to property save for small affected part of the ceiling. We thank all our guests for co-operating with the staff at the time of this isolated fire incident.