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Family of five burnt alive

Crime & Courts

Eastern Cape - A family of five was burnt alive in an open bakkie at the weekend while visiting a homestead in Mambalweni, Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Sunday around 8pm, Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

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The family was in the area to pay respects at a family member's grave.

Soci said the same family was attacked in the same area in May 2013 and had their house burnt down. They then moved to a different village.

No arrests had been made, Soci said. - Sapa

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