UPDATE: ‘Jealous’ boyfriend burns woman’s house down

A NEMATO woman, her daughter and three grandchildren including a 16 month old baby girl escaped a potentially deadly incident when they decided to spend the night at a relatives house Sunday evening.

In the early hours of Monday morning, Bukelwa Khundulu’s boyfriend set her house on fire causing the shack to burn to the ground, destroying all of Khundulu’s and her family’s possessions.

TotT was alerted to the family’s plight by EFF member Xolisa Runeli who condemned the arson attack.

Two of the children are pupils at Mtyobo Primary School and have lost all of their school supplies, clothes and uniforms. The girl is 14 years old and the boy is 13.

ANC ward 7 councilor, Myuyiseli Yali confirmed he has made an appeal for help to disaster management.

“Any assistance would be of great assistance as the family has lost literally everything. No ID books, no clothes, no furniture. They are currently residing with a neighbor of theirs,” said ward 7 DA proportional representation councilor, Khanyisa Daweti.

See full story in this week’s TotT. All donations can be dropped off at TotT which will be handed over to the relevant ward councilors.There is an appeal for immediate help, Khundulu lost everything; any clothes, food, baby clothes, toiletries, kitchenware that can be spared would be appreciated to help Khundulu rebuild her life.

Khundulu is a size 12 and wears size 6/7 shoes and the daughter is a size 30 and wears the same size shoes.

NOTHING LEFT: Bugelo Khundulu and her 16 month old baby are in desperate need of assistance after they lost everything in a fire last night Picture: LOUISE CARTER


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