Fire at Mangwanani, Zevenwacht
On December 10, 2009, the Mangwanani Spa at Zewenwacht Wine Estate burnt down.
At approximately 16h00, staff noticed smoke coming from an upstairs storeroom. They immediately alerted the spa manager and all staff and clients were evacuated. The overhead sprinklers were activated and all the gas bottles removed from the spa.
Mangwanani’s local hero, driver Moses Vuma, did everything in his power to put out the fire, rushing to and fro with fire extinguishers and hosepipes and trying his level best to extinguish the flames, but unfortunately his best was no match for the powerful winds. The spa burnt down within 20 minutes. Moses was treated for smoke inhalation.
The South African Police Service and Mangwanani’s own investigators are investigating at the scene.