Two armed men burn down community radio station

2013-09-09 08:35

Sasolburg’s community radio station, Karabo FM, has been deliberately burnt down.

“Two armed men covering their faces went into the studio carrying 25 litres of petrol. They sprinkled it around and set the place alight on Saturday night,” board chairman Sam Mkhwanazi said yesterday.

He said the two ordered the presenter out of the studio before setting the building on fire at 9pm.

“We do not know why they burnt down the station. The whole building had been destroyed. Our hard work of five years was destroyed in two minutes.”

He said the station had a normal relationship with residents in Sasolburg and he could not understand why people opted to burn it down.

“People loved the station. It is a great loss to us,” he said.

Free State police were not immediately available for comment.

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