70-year-old Willowvale woman killed in arson attack - police appeal for leads

APRIL 10, 2017
70-year-old Willowvale woman killed in arson attack - police appeal for leads

Willowvale police are currently investigating a case of arson that resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

"It is alleged that the 70-year-old woman, Nonarethi Maseti, was found burnt to death on Friday, at about 09:00, at her home Nkanku Location, Chafutweni Village, in Willowvale," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha. 

"The deceased was found by her grandson, who had visited her.

"The deceased was staying alone. The family of the deceased suspect that the house of the deceased was first doused with petrol before being set alight.

"The family members smelt petrol as they were the first to arrive at the scene. The motive for the arson is not known."

Captain Manatha said that anyone with information about the arson is kindly requested to contact Willowvale Police on 047 499 6200 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Butterworth Cluster Commander , Brigadier Trevor Mey condemned the attack.