Affair led to arson

MATELETJA — Elizabeth Thulare (32) was asleep in her house in Mateletja Village around 23:54 on Sunday 14 October when Lefase Motlogeloa (47) allegedly entered her yard.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS Cluster spokesperson, Elizabeth allegedly heard the sound of water after which she noticed a flame in the kitchen. The cardboard and fridge were allegedly already burnt when she looked out of her window, noticing that her whole house was on fire.

She evacuated her children through a window, and her neighbours assisted to extinguish the fire.

WO Mokoena says according to Motlogeloa, the reason for burning the house was an extramarital affair.

Mohlogelwa was arrested on Monday 15 October and he appeared in the Phalala Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

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