Part of the Nando’s building in Bulawayo on Jason Moyo street collapsed on Saturday afternoon.
Photos were sent to Weekly Xposé from Zimbabwe, some of which are also available on Bulawayo24.com.
Details are sketchy at this point, but Weekly Xposé was alerted to the collapse by a Zimbabwean in Bulawayo, whereafter we found that Bulawayo24.com has a brief report with video footage. People were expressing their condolences for the collapse.
Prayers for the injured after Nandos building collapsed in Zimbabwe second largest city Bulawayo pic.twitter.com/zNOel3xhtC
— Sure Kamhunga (@sure_kamhunga) February 18, 2017
Nandos building in Bulawayo between 7th and 8th along jason Moyo have collapsed, people buried in rubbles. pic.twitter.com/mtWtH1TXD6
— Arthur Verenga (@averenga) February 18, 2017
A number of people were injured when the building collapsed. 2nd Simbisa building to collapse in Bulawayo pic.twitter.com/AJnEQT6pgp
— Zenzele (@zenzele) February 18, 2017
Nando’s building in Bulawayo Collapsed. Landlords & City Council to blame for not inspecting buildings from Rhodes era. Only wanting money. pic.twitter.com/QFv9Qq4XM8
— Rise up Zimbabwe (@RiseUpZim) February 18, 2017
Bulawayo 24 reported that four people were seriously injured. The building was renovated late last year.
Bulawayo journalist Lucky Tshuma has said: “buildings being used by this food chains no longer safe previously their branch opposite Tredgold a ceiling curved in injuring people and again happens again. I watched with interest them renovating the New Haefelis, same thing the walls are of old clay bricks so enter at your own risk. So sorry to the injured people.”
Video of the collapsed building:
Video from the Bulawayo 24 News YouTube Channel.
Another journalist Mduduzi Mathuthu said “blaming cyclone won’t wash. Hope these people will be properly compensated”.
– Weekly Xposé Reporter