Durban - The home of an elderly Reservoir Hills couple was petrol bombed during the early hours of Thursday morning.
Pensioner Bridgelal Moothilal, 78, his wife, Sabitha,69, and their five grandsons, aged between 21 and 28, were in the home when the attack occurred.
The couple's son Metro Police Inspector Rajith Ramsuruth said his father woke up at 12.30am to close a window when he heard a banging sound and then smelled smoke.
"A petrol bomb was thrown at the front door and seconds later another one was thrown at the back door. My mother and nephews woke up to find part of the home on fire."
Ramsuruth said they tried to douse the flames with water but it was not working.