PMB businessman vows to rebuild after shop burns to the ground

Durban – Businessman Poobie Naidoo has vowed to rebuild his Pietermaritzburg business, after it burned down.

The Pietermaritzburg flagship store caught alight in the early hours of Friday morning.

While authorities could not reveal the cause of the fire as investigations continued, the city’s fire department had to deploy three fire engines to the scene to contain the blaze.

Inside the store that burnt down Picture: Supplied

However, sources said it appeared the fire started in Poobie Naidoo’s Sports Warehouse, situated on Boshoff Street.

In an emotional statement issued by the Naidoo family at the weekend, they expressed their sadness but also gratitude to their loyal staff and customers. “Today we lost our home. This home, family, and business all started out of the boot of a car.”

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