Police in Hwange arrested a 24-year-old man, Hloniphani Moyo, of Isla Farm in Lubangwe on Monday morning after he ran amok and torched several huts in the village on Sunday night.
The man is said to have attacked four different families whilst the occupants were asleep. In the processes, several items were destroyed including beds and blankets.
A victim of the arsonist identified as Ms Sithembiso Dube had this to say:
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We just heard a noise around midnight and when we checked we saw that one of the huts was on fire. The fire burnt a bed, clothes and some important documents.
Reports indicate that in all the four cases, no one was hurt. Police have not yet established the motive of the burning spree.