Dad arrested for children's murder
A father of five has been arrested for allegedly killing two of his children in a shack fire
The 27-year-old man from Vanderbijlpark locked the children in a shack which he set alight shortly before midnight on Sunday, Warrant Officer Kinnie Steyn said.
“Three of the children, aged between two and seven, survived the fire with minor injuries after they were rescued by neighbours.”
The bodies of the two other children, aged two and 11-months, were found only after emergency workers extinguished the fire.
Steyn said the father was found at a nearby house, where he was arrested.
He is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of murder, attempted murder and arson.