Police in Thohoyandou, Thulamela Municipality are investigating a case of arson after an unknown man touched a house in Muledane Block J. The incident took place next to a local clinic on Sunday 2 July 2023 at about 02:49 am. It has left extensive damage worth over R 2 million.

According to a Police report, a 47-year-old woman was sleeping at home with her children aged 19 and 24 when she heard a strange sound of a window being broken.

She then woke up to investigate and saw an unknown male holding a plastic container in one of the bedrooms.

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She immediately closed the door of the bedroom where the children were asleep for their safety. The victim allegedly suddenly met the suspect at the passage who poured her with flammable all over her body.

Unknown Man burn down a house in Muledane Block J, Thohoyandou
Muledane Block J House burning down

The victim suddenly managed to take two children. She they managed to get out of the house and sought assistance from the neighbour’s house.

It appears that they shortly noticed that the house was on fire. They summoned the Police and members of the Fire Brigade for assistance who immediately rushed to the scene.


Unfortunately, the fire was too strong to be extinguished and the house was burned to ashes.

A manhunt for the unknown suspects is underway. Anyone with information that can assist the Police with investigations should contact the Investigating Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ndileni Mphaphuli on 0829597705 or 0159601000. Crime stop number 0860010111 or nearest police or MysapsApp.