Arson case opened after home torched

The Kgwetiane family's house was burnt by youths.

According to the spokesman for the Limpopo SAPS, Col Moatshe Ngoepe, all the belongings in the eight-room house were burned.

Ngoepe revealed that the suspects were unknown and there have been no arrests yet.

Steelburger/Lydenburg News visited the family on Wednesday and discovered that everything they had owned had been burnt to ashes.

“A group of about 50 youths came to our home and torched the house. They also stole some furniture and a water pump machine,” said the homeowner, Alpheus Kgwetiane.

The police said an arson case had been opened and the estimated damage caused during this incident is over R900 000.

Anyone with information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects is advised to contact the Crime Stop number 08600-10111 or the Crime Line SMS number 32211 or the nearest police station.

“The senseless and barbaric acts which are still taking place in some parts of this province, must stop abruptly,” said Limpopo police commissioner, Lt Gen Nneke Ledwaba.

The torching of the Kgwetiane house comes nearly a month after four homes were burned at Ntsoaneng Village.

Gilbert Motseo

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