Christmas tragedy in Bloemfontein


An unidentified man from Lesotho is reported to have been set alight on Christmas evening in Rocklands, Bloemfontein.  According to the Mangaung Cluster Police Spokesperson, Ikobeng Hlubi, the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead on the scene.

He was allegedly set alight by one man, a customer at a pub where the victim was working as a security guard. Hlubi said it is believed that the deceased had been involved in a physical altercation with the suspect prior to the incident.

The 39 year old suspect has since been arrested. Police are still seeking the family of the deceased, and urges anyone with information to come forward. Police investigations into the matter continue.

Katleho Morapela / Courant News