Monday, October 11, 2021

Police probe death of off-duty police officer, wife and 2 kids in Mfuleni

An off-duty police officer, his wife and their two children have died after a fire broke out in their Mfuleni home on Friday night.

The police’s Novela Potelwa said that reports indicate a tenant on the premises heard screams after 21:30 coming from the main house and went to investigate. The tenant tried to gain access to the house.

‘’The bodies of the 48-year-old police sergeant and his 38-year-old wife were discovered in the bedroom of their home in Ringwood Street Wesbank, Mfuleni. Their two children aged eight and four years were found in the passage already dead,’’ said Potelwa.

‘’All deceased persons are suspected to have died of smoke inhalation. Meanwhile the deceased couple’s 18-year-old daughter who suffered burn wounds is currently in hospital. Her 11-month-old child was also admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation,’’ added Potelwa.

The cause of the fire is still unknown. Police have opened an inquest docket.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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