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Mthatha granny, her little grand daughters die in house fire, police suspect foul play

Jul 22, 2019
Mthatha granny, her little grand daughters die in house fire, police suspect foul play

Mthatha - A 61-year-old woman and her two grand daughters, aged five and eight years, were found burnt to death at their home at Wushe Street in Slovo Park, Mthatha, on Monday morning.

"It is alleged that the deceased were sleeping in their house when it burnt down," described police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"All the deceased's bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

"We're investigating three counts of murder and arson as we suspect foul play."

Capt Koena said that the motive for their killing is yet to be established and no arrests have been made as yet.

Acting Mthatha Cluster Commander Brigadier Mandlakhe Twala condemned the attacks against women and children and promised the community in arresting the suspects.

"With your assistance we will arrest the suspect/s soon," he added.

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