DURBAN – It is alleged that on 24 November 2020 at 15:15, the victim was relaxing at her home in KwaNyuswa area in Ezinqoleni with her daughter and her granddaughter when a known suspect entered.
The suspect had a five-litre container with petrol and he poured it all over the house where the victim was sitting with her family. He locked the house with the victims inside and set the room alight however they managed to escape with injuries. They were taken to hospital for medical attention. The 22-month-old granddaughter later passed away in hospital due to burn wounds that were sustained.
Police officers were summoned to the scene and charges of murder and attempted murder were opened at Ezinqoleni SAPS. The detectives initiated an investigation and the 24-year-old suspect later handed himself over to the police on the same day. He is expected to appear before the Izingolweni Magistrates Court tomorrow.