A man from Majuba Village, Sterkspruit aged 23 has been arrested after attacking an 83-year-old and allegedly burning her alive.
The woman was under fire with a dispute from members in the community and it was speculated that she was the cause of a young man’s death in the area a day before her death.
Before the death of the elderly lady, the suspects doused a 23-year-old relative with fuel and made attempts to set them alight.
The victim was at home when the suspect set alight the “rondavel”. The suspect forced her head inside a drum that had been filled with water, the woman consequently drowned from these actions.
The 23-year-old grandchild who lived with the lady has been taken into care to protect her from further attacks.
A case of murder has been opened, the suspect is due to appear at Sterkspruit Regional Court on the 18th March 2020. The suspect are facing charges of “assault GBH, arson, murder, and attempted murder” said Brig Tembinkosi Kinana.