Itumeleng Khune’s Sister Burnt Alive [RIP]
It is a sad day for footballer Itumeleng Khune’s family after his sister Mapula was found dead this morning after their family home burnt down. According to Daily Sun Mapula died in her room at their grandmother’s house in Tshing, Extension 2, North West.
Vensterdorp Police spokeswoman, Colonel Adele Myburgh, says they have opened an investigation into the incident. “At 5 am on Thursday we received a call about a lot of smoke coming from a backroom in Tshing. The police broke down the door and found a 27-year-old burnt inside the room. Unfortunately, the lady died.”
A source says Khune’s sister was the victim of a home assault. It seems she was living in the back room because the main house itself did not burn down. “It is not the main house that was burnt down, but an outdoor room where Mapula was sleeping. The incident happened at their grandmother’s house in Venterdorp in the wee hours of Thursday morning.
“Everyone was there when the incident happened. They called the police around 4 am when they realized the room was on fire. When the police arrived, she was burned beyond recognition. The family is now waiting for the postmortem,” said the source.
Khune, the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana goalkeeper, who is the older brother to Mapula, is believed to be home in the North West distressed at what happened. Not so long ago the soccer star had shared a pic of her with heart emoji of which she replied with “Big brother I love you.”