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Fire destroys University of Zimbabwe campus block

A fire broke out at the University of Zimbabwe main campus Friday morning, destroying a block housing the higher learning institution’s physics department.

Social media images showed the building engulfed in the inferno.

In a post on her X, Fadzayi Mahere, who is Mount Pleasant legislator and parliament’s portfolio committee chair on education, confirmed the incident.

“Earlier today, I received a saddening report that a fire broke out at the Physics Department at the University of Zimbabwe.

“This tragedy could not have come at a worse time for students who are already reeling under a fees crisis, outdated infrastructure, inadequate equipment & resources at the State’s biggest tertiary institution,” Mahere said.

The extent of the damage or cause of the fire could however not be readily established. ZimLive

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