Woman dies after home catches fire

2012-10-22 00:00

A WOMAN was killed in the early hours of yesterday morning when her rondavel in kwaDindi, Taylor’s Halt, caught alight.

Police believe that Nombuyiselo Bhengu (31), the deputy chairperson of the ANC Youth League in Ward 6, had left a two-plate stove on when she went to sleep on Saturday night.

She was discovered in the burnt out rondavel yesterday morning, councillor and Youth League chairperson in the ward, Falakhe Makhathini, told The Witness yesterday.

“She was a very responsible woman and was studying to be a nurse. She also supported her family,” said Makhathini.

He said she often looked after her grandmother, but she was alone in the house when the fire happened.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said an inquest docket had been opened.

In another fire-related incident in Taylor’s Halt, a 62-year-old man, believed to be epileptic, fell in a fire he had lit in his house and died in Edendale Hospital from his injuries, said Jeevan.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.