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Eastern Cape | SAPS strongly condemns act of arson in Mbizana

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre Corporate Communication and Liaison


KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: The act of arson at Msizazwe Locality in Mbizana, where it is alleged that a house belonging to a local councillor was set alight by unknown suspects has been condemned in the strongest terms by Eastern Cape Police Senior Management. The incident was reported


today Friday, 18 January 2019 at about 01:00.


All role-players were called to the scene. A case of arson has been registered and is under investigation by Mzamba Detectives. No suspects have been arrested yet but investigators are hard at work following leads.


Police are also appealing to anyone with information that can lead to the speedy arrest and prosecution of those responsible for this act to share valuable information with the police by contacting Acting Detective Commander, Warrant Officer Vuyani Geza on 082 387 3714.


“We cannot allow people to burn or torch other peoples’ houses or property despite any disagreements or reasons. Amicable ways have to be explored and exhausted instead of resorting to violence, lawlessness and destruction of property. Police have a responsibility to investigate, arrest and bring to justice anyone suspected and responsible for such violent acts within our community,” said Acting Easter Cape Provincial Commissioner, Maj Gen Andre Swart earlier today.


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Enquiries: Capt Khaya Tonjeni - 071 388 6272




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