Fire guts iconic Gaborone Golf clubhouse

In flames: The Gaborone Golf Club club house on Sunday
In flames: The Gaborone Golf Club club house on Sunday

Gaborone Golf Club’s clubhouse was engulfed by fire for three hours on Sunday, razing the iconic 48-year-old structure to the ground.

A faulty plug is suspected to have caused the fire within a thatched bar, with the blaze later ripping through the restaurant and into parts of a golf equipment shop.

A Mmegi newscrew that arrived at about 2:40pm, found one Gaborone City Council water truck on the scene.  However, the truck was unable to release water for more than 15 minutes due to a technical problem.

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