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Man burns himself and grandchild to death in car

A man apparently set his car on fire in Azaadville, killing himself and his grandchild.

A grandfather allegedly kidnapped his grandson and set the car alight on 8 April 2015. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A man has apparently set his car on fire in Azaadville, west of Johannesburg, killing himself and his grandchild.

Police say he called the parents of the four-year-old boy shortly before the incident, warning them of his intentions.

Police say the little boy was left in the care of a domestic worker and the grandfather when the parents left for work this morning.

Community members later spotted a car on fire, but failed to extinguish the flames in time and both died.

The police's Kay Makhubela said, "Both of them were already burnt. We are investigating an inquest docket."