Heartbreaking Tragedy: 9-Month-Old Baby Dies In Zvishavane House Fire


In a devastating incident that unfolded in Zvishavane, a makeshift house was engulfed in flames, resulting in the tragic death of a 9-month-old baby.

The incident occurred on August 15, 2023, around 1 PM in the Mandava suburb, leaving two others injured.

Eyewitness Account and Police Statement

According to Midlands Police Spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, the mother of the deceased baby had briefly left the house to take a bath, leaving her 3-year-old son playing and the infant asleep.

It was during this time that a neighbor alerted her to the fire. Inspector Mahoko stated,

“The deceased’s mother went to take a bath leaving her 3-year-old son playing and the 9-month-old infant sleeping. Suddenly, the woman was informed by a neighbor that her house was on fire.”

The mother, along with the help of neighbors, managed to extinguish the flames, but tragically, the baby had already succumbed to the fire-related injuries.

Investigation Into The Cause Of The Fire

Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire that led to this heartbreaking loss. The exact circumstances and factors that contributed to the fire are yet to be determined.

Fire investigators will conduct a thorough examination of the scene to gather evidence and determine the cause of the incident.

Safety Awareness and Precautions

This devastating incident highlights the importance of fire safety awareness and taking necessary precautions to prevent such tragedies.

It serves as a reminder for individuals to ensure the presence of functioning smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and an evacuation plan in their homes. Additionally, it is crucial to exercise caution when using open flames or flammable materials, especially in makeshift structures.