Fire has in the wee hours of today has destroyed part of the Matabwa popularly known as Zigwagwa Market in the northern city of Mzuzu.

The fires is said to have greatly affected shops for agriculture commodities as well as second hand clothes.

Chairperson of the affected section, Allan Masiya, says they are yet to establish the cause of the fire.

The fire is reportedly to have affected over 40 business owners.

Meanwhile, Mzuzu Police publicist Paul Tembo said it’s too early to comment since they are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Zigwagwa Market is along the Mzuzu -Karonga M1 road half a kilometer from the Mzuzu main market. (Reported by Wongani Chipeta)

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