Mysterious fire destroys home


fire at PMB home

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Mysterious fires that apparently ignite spontaneously have over the past two weeks destroyed the home and belongings of a family in Hopewell near Thornville, Pietermaritzburg, News24 reported on Monday.

The freakish fires have burned through the Mthembu family's main house, two low-cost houses in the yard and another low-cost house belonging to the children, across the street from the main family home.

Neighbours, fire-fighters and managers from the Richmond municipality and uMgungundlovu district disaster management teams agreed that this was the first fire of its kind they had ever witnessed.

They told the Witness newspaper that they saw the fire start spontaneously and burn through things that had been pulled from the house.

Richmond municipality disaster management's Musa Ndlovu said they organised counselling for the family.

“This family has been heavily traumatised.

“This kind of fire is not a normal fire. It is something that we have never seen before.”

Ward councillor Bonginkosi Shange said that even the fire-fighters who had been called to the scene were puzzled.

Owner of the house Mashoba Mthembu said the fires begun almost two weeks ago on her bed.

“It first burned through my bed and it burnt it halfway.”

She said that after her bed was burnt, the fire raged through each of the bedrooms, consuming mattresses first and then the whole rooms.

So far it has burned about four bedrooms in the main house.

“At first we thought that it was children who were just playing with fire and accidentally caused it, but the matter came to a head on yesterday (Sunday) when the fire became uncontrollable.

“It burned through everything. If you put it out here, it will start somewhere else.” - Sapa


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Polti, wrote

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10:18am on 27 June 2011
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Yep chockStar is right. The ancestors are furious because their kids voted for ANC

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Megan, wrote

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09:58am on 27 June 2011
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I'm confused... from what I understand from this article, the house was on fire for two weeks but they only called the fire dept when it got "out of control"?

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commondense, wrote

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09:09am on 27 June 2011
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I hope that from this, athiests, scoffers and agnostics will wake up to the fact that that there is a very real spiritual world out there, more real than the physical world. Play with the devil and you get burnt.God's angels and satans demons DO exist.

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Flee, wrote

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08:44am on 27 June 2011
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ChocStar.. you are joking right?? LMFAO... Im guessing it is some heavy accelerate that has been leaked or poured on their mattresses, and furniture, possibly a fraudulent insurance claim??

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Active, wrote

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08:38am on 27 June 2011
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Oh No ! Once you`ve awakened the Tokolosh then you`re in for it. The more Evil is practiced the closer the Tokolosh comes. Then you cannot get rid of him. hh

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Steven, wrote

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08:34am on 27 June 2011
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Is this an article from The Daily Sun? This article does not belong in this newspaper!

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Rob13, wrote

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08:17am on 27 June 2011
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How can we sleep when our beds are burning?

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Anonymous, wrote

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08:08am on 27 June 2011
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Is this the same reporter that wrote about the bearded rats in Joburg? Seriously, if I wanted to read such rubbish, I would buy the Sun.

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ChocStar, wrote

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07:43am on 27 June 2011
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This seems like the workings of a tokalosh. Definitely black magic at work here. Don't think the ancestors are happy with what is happening in this country at the moment and would suggest that these people take a long hard look at themselves in the mirror.

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