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Funeral plans underway for Soweto fire deaths

The family of three children killed in a house fire in Zola, Soweto, has not announced a burial date.

The house in which 3 boys burnt to death in Soweto on 20 June 2012. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Funeral arrangements are underway for three children killed in a house fire in Zola, Soweto, on Wednesday.

The blaze was allegedly started by their father after a domestic argument ensued.

Their father died of burn wounds at the Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital on Friday, while their mother is still fighting for her life.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the family identified the bodies of Philane (10), Zanele (8) and Mpumi Radebe (3).

He said it was the family's decision to remove them from the State mortuary.

The family has yet to announce an official burial date, he added.