Dikgang Edward Lebetsa appeared in Botshabelo Magistrate Court on Tuesday 16 May 2023 for the attempted murder of his 36-year-old wife.
On Saturday 13 May 2023 Dikgang (38) was at home with his wife in A-Section in Botshabelo and it is reported that they were both enjoying themselves with alcohol.
While they were busy enjoying themselves, a quarrel started regarding missing cash at the house.
The suspect assaulted the wife and she fell to the ground. The husband rushed outside and came back holding a container with petrol inside.
It is alleged that Dikgang then doused the wife with petrol and set her alight at about 21:00.
She grabbed the nearby water bucket and managed to save her own life by extinguishing the fire. The suspect locked the wife inside the house and denied the victim treatment. The victim escaped the following morning and received treatment at a local hospital.
A case of attempted murder was then opened at Botshabelo Police Station and Dikgang Edward Lebetsa was arrested.
Dikgang was remanded in custody and will appear again in Botshabelo Magistrate Court on Thursday 25 May 2022.