Man arrested for arson to appear in Bothaville court

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A suspect is set to appear in the Bothaville Magistrate’s Court in the Free State on Tuesday 20 August 2019 after he was arrested for arson.

The suspect allegedly set alight a house of his partner in that area on Sunday. Police spokesperson, Stephen Thakeng, says the 28-year-old accused his 25-year-old girlfriend of cheating on him and the matter escalated to a point where the suspected started to assault the victim.

He allegedly set alight books, curtains, along with the furniture inside the house while his partner and five kids were inside.

Thakeng says the 25-year-old managed to run away with the kids and get help. He says no-one was reported injured following the incident and the man was later arrested on Monday 19 August 2019.

OFM News/Lucky Nkuyane