burnt woman.pngA dark cloud is hanging over London Lodge along Mazowe Road in the capital with tenants at the flat saying life has become unbearable after their properties were destroyed by a fire which also killed a 40-year old woman, Sheila Katsa.


Tenants who spoke to ZBC News appealed for assistance, saying they had a restless night following the rains that hit the capital on Wednesday night.


The affected people had to seek shelter from friends and relatives within Harare.


Police say investigations into the cause of the fire are still in progress.


However, some tenants at the flat who spoke on condition of anonymity said the deceased Sheila Katsa had started the fire in a bid to kill herself.

They said the woman had been behaving strangely since a local newspaper ran a story which alleged that a baby’s finger had fallen from her handbag.