Municipal boss’ home burnt down

MPUMALANGA cooperative governance MEC Norman Mokoena yesterday condemned the burning down of a municipal manager’s house, allegedly by an arsonist.

“It is wrong for people, irrespective of their differences, to resort to any act of violence,” Mokoena said in a statement.

Dr JS Moroka local municipal manager Monica Mathebela’s house in Marabastad, Siyabuswa, was burnt down while she was watching television with her family on Tuesday, according to provincial police spokesman Captain Leonard Hlathi.

“Our preliminary investigations have revealed that a person seen walking past, threw a petrol bomb into the house and disappeared,” he said.

No one was injured and no arrests have yet been made, Hlathi said.

Police are investigating a case of arson. – Sapa

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