Six family members were killed in a fire that broke out in the house where they were staying.
Six (6) members of the same family were burnt to death this morning in Makhenkesi village in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape province.
The report reveals that the villagers tried to save their lives but the attempts failed. The cause of the fire is unknown. Police are still investigating the cause.
In another case
THREE new thickets have been added to the so-called asbestos roof case in which the ANC's secretary general, Ace Magashule, is also an accused.
Nozipho Molikoe, Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Human Settlements in the Free State, Thabiso Makepe, Chief Engineer in the same department, and Albertus Venter, a lawyer who was previously head of department in Magashule (when he was still Prime Minister of the Free State).
According to the new indictment, Venter had confidential information about alleged illegal activities in Magashule's office, but did not report it.
The three were released on R50 000 bail.
The accused, who have now grown to 13, are facing charges of fraud, money laundering and corruption. The complaint relates to the controversial R255 million asbestos roof audit that was carried out in the Free State between 2014 and 2016.
The case was transferred to the Free State High Court for a preliminary hearing until 11 August.
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