Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Bothaville: A 25 year old mother of four, ran for her life with her children after a jealous boyfriend set fire to their shack. The suspect was arrested and will soon appear in court.
It is alleged that on Sunday 18 August 2019, the complainant was at home with her four children in Kgotsong, Bothaville, when her 28 year old boyfriend arrived and demanded food. She gave him food and he threw away the food and started accusing her of cheating and beating her.
She managed to run out of the shack and the suspect went to the complainant’s mother, next door, where he asked his mother-in-law for matches and said he needed to cook. The mother of the complainant gave the suspect matches.
The suspect went back to the shack and found his girlfriend inside their shack, he took the curtains off the windows and the children’s school books and started setting them on fire along with the furniture inside the house. Nobody was injured and the suspect ran away.
Detective Constable Jimmy Letube, Detective Sergeant Sebolelo Mokatsa, Detective Constable Tebello Nkhetse and Detective Sergeant Moleme Phakoe, traced, arrested the suspect on Monday; 19 August 2019 and detained him at Bothaville Police Station.
The suspect is charged with arson and has appeared in the Bothaville Magistrates Court on the 20 August 2019.