KZN man arrested after trying to set his mom on fire

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KZN man arrested after trying to set his mom on fire

KZN man arrested after trying to set his mom on fire.

In Oakford, KwaZulu-Natal, a 22-year-old man was detained after he attempted to burn his mother on fire.

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It is believed that the family called Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) for help after two drug-addicted boys beat their mother with a brick and sprayed her with diesel.

If their mother did not give them money to acquire drugs, the pair threatened to burn their mother on fire.

Rusa says officer were immediately dispatched to the residence and on arrival located the 22-year-old brother.

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“His 32-year-old sibling fled prior to the arrival of first responders. According to their 54-year-old mother, both her sons assaulted her on Saturday, after she refused to give them money. They stole power tools from her home which was sold to purchase drugs.

“The two retuned on Sunday, and demanded more money. They threatened to set her alight and burn down the house if she failed to comply with their demands,” Rusa said.

Rusa stated that the older sibling was detained in September 2015 following a heated argument in which he set his grandmother’s Oaklands home on fire.

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“Charges were later withdrawn against him. Their mother was forced to obtain a protection order against her sons in July 2022, after they physically and verbally abused her over a period of time in an attempt to extort money from her.”

The 22-year-old male was handed over to the police for further investigation and the older brother is still at large.

In a separate instance, four robbery suspects were arraigned in front of the Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court on charges of having stolen property in their hands as well as illegally possessing weapons and ammunition.

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The group, who ranged in age from 26 to 35, was apprehended in a Kwadweshula residence.

They are connected to a Nyandezulu house robbery case where a Road Accident Fund victim was taken advantage of and robbed of money, clothing, and various takkies.

They have also been connected to seven further home invasions that occurred in separate locations.

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Police seized takkies, TVs, a rifle, a handgun, and a variety of rounds of ammunition during the raid.

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