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Police investigating two cases of murder and arson after attack on home

May 17, 2018
Police investigating two cases of murder and arson after attack on home

Sulenkama police are investigating two cases of murder and arson after a four-roomed house was burnt to ashes by unknown assailants at Kalankomo locality, in Maqhubini A/A, Sulenkama, early on Wednesday morning.

The incident allegedly took place at about 01h00.

"It is alleged that five men were sleeping in the house when unknown men attacked and burnt the house with petrol," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"Three men managed to escape unhurt, but a 39-year-old man and an unidentified male were burnt in the house."

She said that the motive for the attack is not known yet.

"No arrest yet and anyone with information may contact Sulenkama Detective Branch Commander W/O Dyan on 073 981 6553 or may contact Crime Line on 0860 010111 and the information will be treated as confidential."