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Police make arrest in Marshalltown fire case




Johannesburg police have arrested a suspect in connection with the Marshalltown fire, which claimed the lives of over 70 people, and left over 100 displaced.

In August last year a massive fire tore through a five-storey hijacked building in the Joburg CBD,
in the early hours of the morning. A 29-year-old man was arrested for starting the tragic fire, after he confessed at the Commission of Inquiry earlier on Tuesday.

He’s expected to appear before a Johannesburg court soon, on charges of arson. Police say he’ll face 76 counts of murder and 120 counts of attempted murder.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Watch: Inside Thuli Phongolo’s 30th birthday celebration

Well-known Mzansi star, DJ Maphorisa, and actress and, DJ, Thuli Phongolo are officially back together! The producer was one of the guests at the DJ and actress’ 30th birthday party which was hosted at Inada Club in Sandton at the weekend.

Thuli Phongolo

In May last year, the Mnike hitmaker was arrested for assault after Thuli pressed charges. However, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) withdrew the case in August. Read more


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