Arson alleged as official’s house burns

2010-06-30 12:22

The house of a Mpumalanga municipal manager was burnt down in what

is believed to be the work of an arsonist, provincial police said today.

Police Captain Leonard Hlathi said: “The manager of Dr J S Moroka

Local Municipality was watching television with her family at 9pm yesterday

[Tuesday] when the house went up in flames.”

The house, valued at around R1.1 million, was in Marabastad, in


Hlathi said: “Our preliminary investigation revealed that a person

was seen walking past the house, throwing a petrol bomb to the house and then


No one was injured and no arrests had yet been made, said


“We condemn this incident and we are baffled because there was no

violence in that area.” Police were investigating a case of arson.

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