The ex boyfriend was thrown into a rage after being let off.
A mass funeral service was held for family members of a South African woman, Mammy Mwale, whose ex-lover murdered seven of her family members, Mojaki Elizabeth Mwale, 74, Christina Sepinki Mwale, 36, Abram Mwale 15, Samantha Mwale, 12, Refilwe Mwale,10, Ofentse Mwale, 8 and Precious Mwale, 3, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
The victims were burnt to death when the jilted lover poured petrol in the shack which his ex shared with other members of her family and set it on fire on Monday, March 8, 2016.
The 49-year-old suspect, who is in police custody committed the heinous act after his girlfriend, Mammy Mwale, the mother of three of the victims, ended their relationship.
An eyewitness said the suspect went into the house with a bottle full of petrol and started pouring it on her and Mammy Mwale.
"They began to fight, Mammy pushed him outside but he overpowered her. He then ran into the house and poured petrol all over, got out and ran away, and before we could think we saw a blazing fire," said Emily amidst tears.”
"He has done a horrible thing, he loved Mammy too much. I do not like what he has done, he told me that he was going to kill everyone in that family. I want the law to punish him"
The North West police department spokesman, Leonard Hlathi who confirmed the incident said the suspect has been charged with seven counts of murder, as well as arson.