Bodies of woman, grand kids burnt beyond recognition in suspected arson

Police are investigating possible foul play in the fiery death of a grandmother and two young girls.
Police are investigating possible foul play in the fiery death of a grandmother and two young girls.
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A 61-year-old woman and her two granddaughters, aged five and eight, were found dead at their home at Slovo Park, near Mdantsane, East London, on Monday morning.

They were sleeping in their house when it burnt to ashes, said Eastern Cape police. Their bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

The gruesome discovery was made about 7am.

"We're investigating three counts of murder and arson, as we suspect foul play," said Captain Dineo Koena.

The motive for their killing is yet to be established and no arrests have been made.

Acting cluster commander Brig Mandlakhe Twala promised the community that police would do everything possible to identify those responsible.

"With your assistance we will arrest the suspect soon," he said.


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