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Algoa Park police seeks arson suspect

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


GQEBERHA - Police in Algoa Park are seeking the community’s assistance in tracing a 25 year old woman who is allegedly responsible for the burning five shacks and three vehicles in Missionvale during the early hours of this morning.

It is alleged that earlier on the evening of 12 March 2022, the complainant (25) and his girlfriend had an argument where she allegedly threatened to burn down his shack at Rolihlahla Squatter Camp. The complainant ignored the threat and went to a nearby tavern with friends.  At about 01:30 this morning, he was informed that his shack was alight. The fire spread to four other shacks. All the shacks were completely gutted. Three other vehicles that were in the complainant’s yard were also destroyed.

No one was injured and the fire department extinguished the fire.

The suspect has since disappeared and her whereabouts are unknown. Police are investigating a case of arson and malicious damage to property.

Any who can assist in tracing the suspect is asked to contact SAPS Algoa Park crime office on 041 409 1066/68. Tip-offs can be submitted by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using the My SAPS App. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous. 


Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726