The South African Police Service at Thohoyandou in Vhembe District are investigating a case of arson with extensive damages worth over R2 million that took place at Muledane Block J next to a local clinic on Sunday, 2 July 2023 at about 02:49.
According to police report, a 47-year-old woman was sleeping at home with her children aged 19 and 24 when at about 02:49 she heard a strange sound of a window being broken.
She then woke up to investigate and saw an unknown male holding a plastic container in one of the bedrooms.
She immediately closed the door of the bedroom where children were asleep for their safety.
The victim allegedly suddenly met the suspect in the passage who then poured flammable substance all over her body.
The victim managed to take the children and managed to get out of the house and sought assistance from a neighbour’s house.
It appears that they then noticed that the house was on fire and summoned the police and members of the fire brigade for assistance who immediately rushed to the scene.
Unfortunately, the fire was too strong to be extinguished and the house was burned to ashes.
A manhunt for the unknown suspects is underway and anyone with information that can assist police with investigations should contact the Investigating Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ndileni Mphaphuli on 082 959 7705 or 015 960 1000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or nearest police or MysapsApp.
Police investigations are continuing.