Woman looses family home after brother burns it down

South African Police Service

Woman looses family home after brother burns it down
Woman looses family home after brother burns it down. Photo: SAPS

A 36-year-old woman was left devastated after her family house was allegedly set alight by her younger brother on Wednesday, 3 May 2023 at about 23:00.

A 33-year-old Bheki Tibane left his 36-year-old sister homeless, with only walls, broken windows and ashes which serve as memories to what was the fully furnished home left behind by their late parents.

According to information, the suspect Tibane from Kanyamazane Township found his sister watching TV in her bedroom at home and allegedly borrowed matches.

Innocently she gave it to him, few minutes later the sister could smell some smoke inside the house.

Upon inspecting, she found that one of the rooms was on fire. The fire spread in the whole house in such a way that it went out of control.

The shocked sister called police whilst helplessly watching the fire engulfing the house with all its contents.

On arrival to attend to the complainant, police found both the siblings still at home.

Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Bheki who appeared in Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court on Monday 08 May 2023, and he was remanded in custody for formal bail application scheduled for 10 May 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner of the the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela called upon family members to seek for professional advice when they do not see eye to eye or identify unusual behaviours from one another to avoid unnecessary damages or loss of lives.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service