The real story behind that burnt out new Polo – ‘Every time I think about it, I just want to cry’

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Pearl Mthombeni's car was mysteriously torched while she was sleeping.
Pearl Mthombeni's car was mysteriously torched while she was sleeping.
Pearl Mthombeni

Her car has been trending all over South African social media sites. Pictures of a new white Polo wrapped in a red ribbon followed by images of it burnt, just weeks later.

South Africans have questions. What happened? Did the owner have enemies? Who could have been responsible? Why would anyone burn a brand new car instead of stealing it?

These are questions the owner would also love to get answers to, she tells Drum just days after the tragedy.   

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