By Staff Reporter
BLINKWATER-Two suspects arrested for allegedly torching a house and three motor vehicles at Blinkwater village under Giyani Municipality on Thursday, June 2023.
A group of people reportedly arrived at the Complainant’s house with numerous motor vehicles and accused her husband of being responsible for the murder of their two relatives in Hlanganani policing area during May and June 2022.
The suspects allegedly broke the windows of the eleven-roomed house and three motor vehicles, a BMW 320i, Ford Ranger Double cap as well as Mercedes Benz Sprinter 22 sitter. They then torched the said house and three (03) motor vehicles and thereafter fled from the scene. The overall damage is estimated at over R1.5 million.
The Police were notified about the incident and on arrival at the scene they found that the suspects had already fled. Cases of arson and malicious damage to property were opened and a manhunt for the suspects ensued. The suspects were apprehended by members of Mopani SAPS District Task Team and Tracing Team members.
The suspects are expected to appear in Hlanganani magistrate court on Monday, June 27.
Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects may contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Solly Enoch Zitiva on 082 468 8673.