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Families homeless after petrol bombing

2012-11-10 18:02

Johannesburg - Thirty people were displaced when their homes burnt down following a petrol bomb attack in Bonteheuwel on Saturday, the Cape Town disaster management services centre said.

"At approximately 09.45 on Saturday, a petrol bomb was thrown at a house. The blaze spread to other three council dwellings resulting in severe damages, " said disaster management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

The disaster management teams provided clothing, food parcels and blankets to the residents.

"The city has called on the police to open a case of malicious damage to these properties," said Solomons-Johannes.

He said although the perpetrators had not been identified, they suspected the attack was a "turf war over drugs".

Comments
  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-11-10 19:28

    So where will they sleep tonight.

      hendrik.verwoerd.94 - 2012-11-11 07:09

      Guys why do you crit Rasta? This is what the majority does when anything in another province happens. Blaming the ANC. Let us be consistent.

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-10 19:28

    and what about a case of attempted murder?

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-11-10 19:49

    D A CITY HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      di.hingley - 2012-11-10 20:45

      At least the DA didn't bulldoze houses like our so called democratic government did yesterday!!!!!

      infijar.ken - 2012-11-10 21:50

      what a wonderful person you are, rasta. A credit to your community.Give yourself a good slap on the back for being such a wonderful humanitarian. Maybe you could win "African of the Year" next year.

      clive.kihn - 2012-11-11 11:37

      You are a very sick man (?), Rasta.

      steve.dupreez - 2012-11-11 12:28

      What does politics have to do with drug wars?? Even you, as a dope-smoking druggie should be able to understand that het rasta?

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-10 19:51

    This is sad, it could happen to any one. At least no one died and was injured.

  • Shaun Abdulah Mac Magida - 2012-11-11 05:51

    @Ras clearly you smoked ma boy, people are out of home and you can say is Haaaaaaaa! im not a DA myself but this did not happen to the Madam,it happened to ordinary people .you sick really stop smoking

  • clive.kihn - 2012-11-11 11:38

    According to this morning's Argus, ONE person was arrested out of a gang of about fifty! Another sterling performance by our cops.

  • adenaan.salie1 - 2012-11-12 21:02

    Where in bonteheuwel

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