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Former Warriors coach cheats death

by Staff Reporter
30 Dec 2016 at 09:20hrs | Views
Championship winning coach Charles Mhlauri and his family escaped death by a whisker after their house went up in flames while they were inside, sleeping.

The incident happend on Tuesday in the United States.

The house is owned by Kimball Union Academy, a private boarding school in New Hampshire.

Mhlauri, who coached AmaZulu, Caps United and the Warriors is employed as an assistant athletic director.

According to, Mhlauri, his wife Thembi, their four children and two guests were inside the Penniman House when the fire broke out in an attached shed after 4AM, according to school head Michael Schafer.

No one was hurt.

"We are so relieved that no one was injured, including the fire department personnel and first responders, many of whom are local friends and work with our students on the KUA Fire Brigade," Schafer is quoted saying.

Meriden Fire Chief Frank Currier said the house was equipped with smoke detectors, they were "not functional" at the time of the fire.

"It could have been a totally different story," he said.

The former relocation to the US in 2008.

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