HELL BREAKS OUT IN HEILBRON; TEN FIRES SET WITHIN A FEW DAYS: NURSERY, HOMES, CARS TORCHED - ALL THE TORCHED PROPERTIES BELONG TO AFRIKANERS.
Fires were set at ten different places in Heilbron in past 2 days - the police and community are pleading for help on Facebook to help 'fight the hell which has broken out'. Fears are that the arsonists will not be caught: Agri-SA spokesmen said they were still investigating the mystery-fires, and the news media have been unable to get any explanations from the local SAPS: Heilbron Phone: 058-8535245 Fax: 058-8521170.
The Heilbron Herald reports that on Tuesday night a car belonging to the local pharmacist Jolene Herbst was torched; that same night a fire was set at TrenTyre in which a car was burnt out. Early Thursday-morning eight different fires were set: at a guesthouse in Heil Street two vehicles were set alight: an Isuzu bakkie and Honda Ballade were completely burned out. Around the same time a local plant-nursery raised the fire alarm: arsonists threw burning material through a window. Fortunately the building was saved.
A thatched-roof building was also set alight but didn't burn: people often don't realise that old, closely-packed thatch roofs do not contain any oxygen and do not burn nearly as easily as is believed.
Several private homes, a hardware shop, the library and a petrol-station also were torched. All were suspected arson, and no thefts or robbery-attacks were reported in these incidents.
Rumours are that children are often seen running from the sites after fires were started, but nobody has been able to confirm this by catching them. It's also not clear what the motives of these criminals are nor in most cases, what their exact methods are to start the fires with.
The Heilbron police has not responded to requests by Maroela Media to respond to the fires which are terrifying local residents.