JOHANNESBURG – Police are investigating a case of murder after the man accused of starting a devastating shack fire in Alexandra died in hospital.
Authorities believe that community members attacked him when the blaze started on Thursday night, initially a case of attempted murder was opened but on Friday the charged changed to murder after the man succumbed to his injures.
The fire destroyed 500 shacks.
Eyewitness has reported that a 23 year old woman, just gave birth to a baby boy, hours later she had to run for her life when her shack caught on fire.
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An emotional Thembeka Mtabane, holding her newborn baby boy wrapped in white blankets, said she now has no home to keep her baby safe in. She did say the baby boy is healthy but she does not known how she will survive the month.
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