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handcuffsNews24 reports that a tow truck owner has been arrested for allegedly dousing two of his employees with petrol and setting them alight in Mariannhill, Durban.  

The accused, 37, assaulted and burnt Mxolisi Mkhize, 31, and Moses Magama, 34, after they were interrogated about a missing gearbox on Sunday.  Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said:  "They were taken to hospital for medical attention where Mkhize was pronounced dead upon arrival.  The second victim, 34-year-old Moses Sele Magama, was admitted in hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday, October 16."  The accused was handed over to police custody by his attorney on Wednesday.  Two counts of murder were opened for investigation.  The suspect was due to have appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

  • A short report by Christina Pitt is at News24
  • Tow truck boss arrested for murder after allegedly assaulting, burning two employees, at TimesLive

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