Up in flames
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟴 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Are Johannesburg’s affluent northern suburbs being terrorised by someone with an appetite for fire? Recently, at least 11 upmarket homes have been broken into and set alight, raising fears that an arsonist is at work. But does the evidence support that conclusion? In some cases, valuables were stolen while in others the homeowners appear to have been deliberately attacked. Yet, despite the different modus operandi, the suspect or suspects’ penchant for fire has investigators puzzled. Carte Blanche investigates.