Nelspruit: 09 May 2023 – A 36 year old lady was left devastated trying to figure out what her next move will be after the hard earned family house was allegedly set alight by her younger brother on Wednesday 03 May 2023 at about 23:00.
A 33 year old Bheki Tibane left his 36 year old sister homeless, with only walls, broken windows and ashes which serve as memories to what was the fully furnished mansion left behind by their late parents.
According to information, the suspect Tibane from Kanyamazane township found his sister watching TV in her bedroom at home and allegedly borrowed matches.
Innocently she gave it to him, few minutes later the sister could smell some smoke inside the house.
Upon inspecting, she found that one of the rooms was on fire. The fire spread in the whole house in such a way that it went out of control.
The shocked sister called police whilst helplessly watching the fire consuming the house with its contents.
On arrival to attend the complainant, police found both the siblings still at home. Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Bheki who appeared in Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court yesterday Monday 08 May 2023, and he was remanded in custody for formal bail application scheduled for tomorrow 10 May 2023.
The Provincial Commissioner of the the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela called upon family members to seek for professional advise when they do not see eye to eye or identify unusual behaviours from one another to avoid unnecessary damages or loss of lives.