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Soweto mom dies from burns

2012-06-25 14:37

Johannesburg - The Soweto mother of three brothers who burnt to death when their father set the family home on fire has died, police said on Monday.

The 30-year-old woman died in hospital on Sunday night from burn wounds she suffered in the fire, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

The father, 31, locked himself and the rest of his family in the house last week, doused it with petrol and set it alight.

The man apparently suspected his partner of having an affair with his brother.

He died on Wednesday of injuries he suffered in the fire.

The boys were aged 3, 8 and 10.

Comments
  • Kala - 2012-06-25 14:43

    This may sound cruel but it probably is better that way. To go through the rest of your life with the mental scars of having lost 3 children in such a horrible way as well as the physical pain from the burns, would have been huge burden to bare. Rest in peace now Mama.

  • koo.doyle - 2012-06-25 14:49

    Dreadful story, poor, poor woman. News24 shocking reporting: The Soweto mother of three brothers who burnt to death when their father set the family home on fire has died. If she burnt to death when their father set the family home on fire, how could she have again died?

      Kala - 2012-06-25 14:52

      Very poor grammar indeed. A couple of commas would have made sense.

      UncleShep - 2012-06-25 15:19

      a couple o commas fo sho!

      bonganiz3 - 2012-06-25 15:46

      @list sum1 agrees with me,I complain everyday bout poor reporting on this site...

      segametsi.madimabe1 - 2012-06-25 17:10

      hey wena. Three brothers who burnt to death. Ha o tsebe ho bala na.

  • Joe - 2012-06-25 14:56

    The sad thing is that this news isn't even shocking anymore.It's more expected to hear of something this bad these days.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-25 15:04

    Rest in peace dear lady.

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-06-25 16:05

    This is so sore: condolences to family.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-25 19:35

    This is just tragic! What a horrible story. How can anyone do this to anybody. I actually feel sick to my stomache when thinking of how much turmoil one person must go through!

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