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A LIMPOPO man who fled to Mozambique after allegedly setting a shack ablaze, killing eight people, including his wife and children, has been arrested.
Thomas Karimbo Nukeri was arrested at Mashamba village in Mozambique at the weekend. He will be brought back to South Africa via Giyani, where he allegedly committed the crime two months ago.
Giyani police spokesperson Inspector Thomas Makhubele said Mozambique police had informed them about Nukeri's arrest at the weekend.
"We have since dispatched officers to Mozambique to verify if the person arrested is really him," said Makhubele.
Makhubela said police were waiting for his arrival in South Africa, "so that he faces the music".
Nukeri spent nearly 120 days in the bush and was arrested on Saturday night with the help of his deceased wife's family.
This was after George Mbombi, the brother of Nukeri's wife, followed him to Mozambique, after a tip-off that he was hiding there. Mbombi alerted the police, who found Nukeri at an initiation school.
Five of Nukeri's children died in the shack fire and one survived. The two others who died were his brother's children.