A couple was burnt beyond recognition in their Cullinan shack on Friday evening.
Police spokesperson Constable Connie Mohanedi said a 46-year-old woman and her boyfriend aged around 50 were burnt in a shack of the informal Refilwe settlement, in the east of Pretoria, the Pretoria East Rekord reported..
“An eyewitness, who is also a tenant in the yard, confirmed that he last saw the couple around 20:00,” Mohanedi said.
The witness was awakened by screams for help around 23:00, she said.
“He also alleged the fire might have been caused by a candle that was left unattended.”
No foul play was suspected and investigations continue, Mohanedi said.
-Caxton News Service