A jealous lover has burnt down two houses after discovering that the girlfriend was having an affair with another man.
The houses that was burnt down belonged to one of the relatives of the man his girlfriend had an affair with.
According to Daily Sun ZA, the Motlhaolwa family from Dithakong Village in the North West said they lost everything after the man set their houses on fire. Policemen have since arrested the man (33) and also found stolen property in his possession.
He was arrested at Setlopo Village outside Mahikeng on Saturday. Virginia Motlhaolwa (25) told Daily Sun: “His girlfriend was allegedly in a relationship with a cousin.
“He came to our house, terrorised us and set our houses alight. We lost all our beds, IDs and blankets.”
After the man was arrested, Police also found a 9mm pistol with six rounds of ammunition and three cellphones that were stolen from a house in Dithakong West earlier this month.
“He is facing two cases of arson, house robbery, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition as well as possession of suspected stolen goods,” said Mokgwabone.
He added that the suspect had been on the run from the law since November.
“He accused the two male owners of the torched RDP houses of having relationships with his girlfriend.
“The suspect has also been linked to a case of rape committed in 2013 in Mmabatho.
“He is expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrates Court tomorrow.”