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‘The smell of petrol was overwhelming’

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Daniel Dipheko is accused of setting his wife and four children alight after he suspected his wife of cheating on him.

Daniel Dipheko appeared in the Galeshewe Magistrates Court yesterday.
THE NORTHERN Cape High Court heard yesterday that the smell of petrol was overwhelming inside the home of the Galeshewe man who is accused of setting his family alight.

Daniel Dipheko is accused of setting his wife and four children alight after he suspected his wife of cheating on him. He is facing six charges, including two charges of murder, three charges of attempted murder and one charge of arson.

The murder charges relate to the death of his wife, Abigail Mogadile, who died in the Robert Sobukwe Hospital following the incident, and the death of the couple’s 18-year-old son, Tshepo Mo ...

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