Police attend to informal settlement issues

2017-02-02 06:01

ON Saturday the Fever received information about a fire that left one person dead at Masinenge informal settlement. A follow-up was done and Margate police confirmed that at 4am police were told about a fire in the area.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka they went to the scene to see what had happened. He said upon their arrival they spoke to the complainant, who contacted them and allegedly had been living with the deceased.

The complainant informed the police that a 15-year-old boy had burnt to death beyond recognition, however, did not say what had started the fire.

The body was then removed and taken to the state mortuary. Police are investigating an inquest and no one has been claimed responsible so far.

In separate incident on Sunday police were called at Masinenge settlement for a victim who was assaulted by community members.

Mfeka said there are allegations the victim had been in a fight with another community member and was attacked by a group of people.

When they got to the scene they arranged for an ambulance to take the victim to hospital.

“A case has not been opened yet, however, the victim was advised to open a case after he has received medical treatment and is in a stable condition,” said Mfeka.

- Supplied.

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