Mother arrested after two young boys die in a shack fire in Grabouw

CAPE TOWN – A 35-year-old Grabouw mother is in police custody following her arrest on charges of murder on Friday morning. The arrest relates to an incident where Grabouw police were called out to the Waterworks informal settlement in the early hours of Friday morning. Upon arrival they discovered a shack that was locked and already on fire. During the inspection of the scene the charred bodies of two young boys aged three and five were discovered.
As part of the police investigation into the incident, Grabouw police took witness statements and the suspect, who is the mother of the children was subsequently arrested.
She is currently in police custody and expected appear in the Grabouw Magistrate’s today.

Source: South African Police Service