Fire erupts at Joina City


One of the most prominent skyscrapers in Harare central business district, Joina City shopping mall caught fire on Tuesday night but City of Harare fire brigade was called and they immediately contained it.

The fire started in one of the restaurants on the first floor according to a statement by Joina City management.

Joina City statement on the fire that broke out Tuesday evening

The incident occurred at around 1900hrs and there was no significant damage to the building except the restaurant kitchen where the fire was confined.

“We would like to inform all our stakeholders that a fire broke out at the Joina City. It started in the kitchen of one of our restaurants on the 1st floor at 1900hrs on the 22nd of March 2022. The damage was confined to the restaurant’s kitchen only. The sprinklers in the shop were activated and helped confine the fire to the kitchen only. The damage was minimal and other tenants might have been affected by the water from the sprinklers and the fire brigade water,” read the statement.

“To all our customers, it is business as usual as all facilities are functional. We are humbled by the number of calls we received from all over the world regarding this incident and we would like to thank you for your prayers and concerns.”