Democratic Alliance councillor implicated in fire that claimed the lives of his wife and 3 children

A Democratic Alliance councillor in KwaZulu-Natal has been implicated in the murders of his wife and three children.

Inside a Democratic Alliance councillor’s home, his wife and three children lost their lives. The councillor has now emerged as the prime suspect in the investigation. He was arrested on Monday. Picture: DA

The party’s Francois Rodgers has confirmed the arrest of a KwaZulu-Natal councillor for the murders of his wife and three children. The family died in a blaze at their home in Bergville in October.

A Democratic Alliance councillor in KwaZulu-Natal has been implicated in the murders of his wife and three children.

It is alleged that he had a hand in his family’s deaths when their home was burned to the ground in October of this year. At the time, the councillor was the sole survivor of the fire. He was rushed to hospital with severe burn wounds to his body.

On Monday, the party’s Francois Rodgers confirmed the Bergville councillor’s arrest.

“The Democratic Alliance has learnt with shock and disbelief of the councillor’s arrest. He was arrested a few minutes ago and is now being charged with the murders of his wife and three children in a fire at his home,” Rodgers said.

He added that the DA is a party that always believes in law, order, and justice.

The outside of the councillor’s home. Picture: DA

“Should the justice system prove his guilt, then he must face the full might of the law,” Rodgers said.

He added that the party will inform the federal legal commission of the councillor’s arrest, and it will follow internal processes.

“The DA in the province has, before, called for a thorough probe in the matter and for those involved to be held accountable, regardless of affiliation. This is still our position, and we further call for the law to take its course in this and other matters,” Rodgers said.

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