33 arrested after house fires

2012-02-24 14:50

Thirty-three people have been arrested after the homes of two alleged murderers were set alight in Ga-Selela village, near Mecklenburg, Limpopo.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said they were arrested last night and today, and would appear in the Mecklenburg Magistrates Court on Monday.

She said the owners of the homes had been arrested earlier this week, in connection with the murder of 92-year-old Klaas Thekoane.

They appeared in the Mecklenburg Magistrates Court yesterday and were released on R1 000 bail.
The 33 people were local residents who were unhappy with the court’s decision, Otto said.

She said a third house belonging to one of the men’s relatives was set alight this morning.

No one was injured in the fires.

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