Robbers allegedly forced their way into a house in Empandeni, Matebeleland South Province and stole an elderly couple’s belongings before setting their homestead on fire.
This incident happened on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, Matabeleland South police spokesman Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the tragedy. He said:
I can confirm that we have had a report of such an incident but the information is still trickling in as of now and investigations as investigations are still ongoing.
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National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi was expected to release more information on the incident today.
Reports indicate that neighbours tried to douse the flames but they could not rescue the couple.