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Police condemn the torching of a Mbizana councillor's house

Jan 18, 2019
Police condemn the torching of a Mbizana councillor's house

Eastern Cape police have condemned what they termed a cowardly act of arson that took place at Mbizana that saw the home of a councillor at Msizazwe Locality being torched.

According to police spokesperson, Capt Khaya Tonjeni, the house was set alight by unknown suspects.

"The incident was reported to police early on Friday morning, at about 01:00.

"All role-players were called to the scene," he said.

"A case of arson has been registered and is under investigation by Mzamba Detectives.

"No suspects have been arrested yet but investigators are hard at work following leads."

Police appeal for information on arsonists, who torched Mbizana councillor's house

"Police are also appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the speedy arrest and prosecution of those responsible for this cowardly act to share valuable information with the police by contacting Acting Detective Commander, Warrant Officer Vuyani Geza on 082 387 3714," he added.

Meanwhile, Acting Easter Cape Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen Andre Swart, said; "We cannot allow people to burn or torch other peoples’ houses or property despite any disagreements or reasons.

"Amicable ways have to be explored and exhausted instead of resorting to violence, lawlessness and destruction of property.

"Police have a responsibility to investigate, arrest and bring to justice anyone suspected and responsible for such violent acts within our community."

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