Mpilo Central Hospital board chairperson Mrs Sichelesile Ncube appealed to the corporate world and the public to help rebuild buildings destroyed by fire.
Ncube said property valued at nearly $300 000 was destroyed. She said the fire destroyed a doctors’ bar and a wing with apartments for about 15 doctors. Ncube added that they are looking for alternative accommodation for the doctors.
Bulawayo Chief Fire Officer Mr Richard Peterson said his office was contacted late hence it could not save the building and all the property. He said a bar attendant at the block saw the fire but had no numbers for emergency services. Peterson said the cause of the fire remains unknown and investigations were underway.