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7 Nov 2013
6:12 pm

FState arson accused in court

A man appeared briefly in the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday in connection with the burning down of the Karabo FM community radio station, Free State police said.

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The case was postponed to Friday for a bail application, said Sergeant Sellwane Mapamela.

In September, four men, two of them armed and wearing balaclavas, entered Karabo FM in Zamdela. They tied up the security guard, took his cellphone and cut the radio station’s telephone lines, Mapamela said.

Two of the men ordered the presenter out of the studio before setting the building on fire.

Board chairman Sam Mkhwanazi said at the time he did not know why the men burnt down the station.

“The whole building was destroyed. Our hard work of five years was destroyed in two minutes,” he said.