By: Marshallino Beukes
Tragedy has struck the Rehoboth community following the death of a well-known businesswoman in a house fire.
Mrs Sara Sabina Beukes (79) died when her home in Rehoboth’s Block A residential area caught fire in the early morning hours of Wednesday.
According to the official police report, the incident occurred at around 02h30.
As per the report, neighbours of the elderly deceased, who stayed alone at her house, were awakened by smoke and fire. “The police and Fire Brigade were summoned, and after the fire was brought under control, they found that the elderly lady has burnt to death,” the report states.
The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage, and investigations continue.
Police said her next of kin had been informed.