Woman Arrested for Arson After Johannesburg CBD Fire Kills 2, Authorities InvestigatePosted by On

  • The fire that broke out in a building in the CBD claimed two lives, and SAPS made headway with the investigation
  • Authorities have been working to determine what happened which caused the tragedy in Johannesburg city centre
  • So far, there are indications that it is a case of arson, and they’ve already caught a suspect in connection to the fire

JOHANNESBURG – Authorities looked into what caused a recent fire in the CBD. A building burnt down, and people died as a result.

Joburg fire woman arrested
A woman in Johannesburg was arrested in connection to a fire that killed two. Image: Getty Images/ South Agency / Twitter / RMulaudzi
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Emergency services workers managed to save others who were injured on the scene. Authorities have released updates about what they suspect caused the fire.

Suspect apprehended for Johannesburg CBD fire

According to TimesLIVE, Johannesburg City manager Floyd Bank said the fire was an arson case. He confirmed that the building was hijacked and that the owner wanted to evict its occupants but wasn’t able to prove ownership.

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The manager also confirmed that one woman had been arrested for an arson charge.

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Many people complained that a lot of buildings are illegally occupied. People commented, desperate for someone to be held accountable.

Jeanny Matlhare commented:

“Those buildings are dilapidated and need to be demolished.”


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