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St Francis Bay blaze, Police probe arson

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN - Police are investigating a case of arson and are looking for two men who are believed were calming bees with smoke when the fire broke out in St Francis Bay yesterday.

On Thursday, 22 August 2019 around 1pm, a woman alleged that she saw two men with a beehive in the open field, behind Lyme Road North, St Francis Bay.  She further said that one of the men was wearing a blue overall and another was pushing a bicycle. It is alleged that upon seeing that a smoke was turning into fire, both men ran away.  A team of fire fighters and volunteers managed to contain the blaze that left 13 houses affected.

Police are urging anyone with information that could assist with their investigation to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Lwazi Solombela at 071 475 1831.  The information may also be shared anonymously via Crime Stop 08600 10111.



Sergeant Majola Nkohli

Mobile: 082 779 7279