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IN PICTURES | ‘Lone arsonist’ strikes again, this time with a ...

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IN PICTURES | ‘Lone arsonist’ strikes again, this time with a casualty

Another northern Johannesburg home has been set alight and an elderly man beaten before the incident

Senior journalist

A suspected arsonist alleged to be on the loose in Johannesburg’s elite northern suburbs may have struck again. On Thursday morning a large family homestead in lower Houghton was gutted.

While the attack bears all the hallmarks of several others in surrounding suburbs, this time someone was seriously hurt. The incident has ended with an elderly man badly injured and in hospital.

Sunday Times Daily visited the scene, where stressed family members and close friends were trying to salvage what they could from the soggy wreck after firefighters brought the blaze under control...

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