A man in the Eastern Cape has been arrested after he set his girlfriend’s house alight in Seymour, murdering five people along the process.
The 32-year-old man is believed to have set the house on fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The flames killed the accused’s girlfriend, her mother, sibling, her five-month-old nephew, and a man.
The police’s Khaya Tonjeni said the man faced five counts of murder and firebombing charges.
“The flames were witnessed by a community member who saw the alleged suspect start the fire and immediately called the community. A 32-year-old murder suspect was apprehended by the community and was handed over to the police for arrest.”
The suspect is supposed to appear in court later this week.