A man was arrested on Tuesday (23/1), hours after claiming responsibility for starting a building fire in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2023, killing 76 people, as he tried to dispose of the body of someone he killed.
According to the Associated Press, the man confessed while testifying in the ongoing investigation into the case Causes of fire. In a surprising development, he said he strangled a man in the basement of the apartment complex before setting his body on fire.
Police said they arrested one of them Age 29 years Regarding the fire after his confession. Police said in a statement that the man, whose name was not given, faces 76 charges of murder and 120 charges of attempted murder, in addition to arson.
BREAKING: A man admits to starting a building fire in South Africa that killed 76 people – while trying to dispose of a body
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The investigation in which he was testifying has been opened to determine the possible causes of the fire. This is not a criminal proceeding and his confession was completely unexpected, the Associated Press reported.
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