Itumeleng Khune’s family is suffering an unthinkable loss. Khune’s 27-year-old sister, Mapula, died in the early hours of Thursday morning as fire broke out in their home.
Daily Sun reports that Mapula’s room which is at their grandmother’s house in Tshing, Extension 2, North West was burnt down to ashes. An inquest docket has been opened to investigate the passing of the young lady.
Vensterdorp Police spokeswoman, Colonel Adele Myburgh, said they are waiting for postmortem and forensic reports in order to understand what really happened at a house in Tshing, Extesion 2 where Mapula’s room was burned down to ashes. “At 5 am on Thursday we received a call about a lot of smoke coming from a backroom in Tshing. The police broke down the door and found a 27-year-old burnt inside the room. Unfortunately, the lady died.”
A close source said Khune’s sister was apparently attacked by an intruder at her granny’s house and ultimately burnt down the room where only Mapula was in. At the time of the report, it wasn’t clear if she had been raped before being killed.
“It is not the main house that was burnt down, but an outdoor room where Mapula was sleeping. The incident happened at their grandmother’s house in Venterdorp in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
“Everyone was there when the incident happened. They called the police around 4 am when they realised the room was on fire. When the police arrived, she was burned beyond recognition. The family is now waiting for the postmortem,” said the source.
Khune, the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana goalkeeper, who is the older brother to Mapula, is believed to be home in the North West devastated at what happened. Not so long ago the soccer star had shared a pic of her with heart emoji of which she replied with “Big brother I love you.”
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May her soul rest in perfect peace.