Man arrested after woman burnt to death


A man believed to be the boyfriend of the woman who was set alight and killed in Atteridgeville has been arrested.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said the 41-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

“He appeared in the Atteridgeville magistrate’s court on Thursday.”

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A woman was set alight in an informal settlement in Kwaggasrand in the early hours of Sunday.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said the woman was immediately rushed to hospital.

“She sustained critical injuries after she was doused with petrol and set alight.”

She died the following day in hospital.


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