South African footballer Itumeleng Khune’s family has been thrown into mourning after realizing about their beloved sister Mapula’s passing on Thursday.
According to information gathered by Daily Sun that Itumeleng’s sister was found dead on Thursday morning after their family home burnt down.
According to sources close to the family, Mapula died in her room at their grandmother’s house in Tshing, Extension 2, North West.
“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 realised 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.
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.”