Soweto fire father dies

A Soweto man has died in hospital after he set his house alight on Tuesday.

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JOHANNESBURG - A Soweto man who allegedly set his home alight, killing his three children and injuring his girlfriend, died in hospital on Thursday.

Gauteng police said the 31-year-old man died from his burn wounds.

The man allegedly started the fire after a quarrel with his girlfriend on Tuesday.

His children, aged three, eight and 10, were killed in the blaze.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said an inquest docket has been opened.

She said the man's girlfriend is still in a critical condition in hospital.