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A West Rand husband is behind bars after he allegedly set his wife alight in front of their children.

Tracy  Samuels’s  husband allegedly poured a flammable solvent  over  her  on  Christmas eve last year and set her alight. Her husband, who was eventually arrested on 25 January will now face charges  for attempted murder and is currently behind bars.


“Our #HeroTracy was viscously “attacked” by her husband, Greg Samuels, on Christmas Eve,” the Hero Burn Foundation’s Facebook posted on 26 January. Greg made a brief appearance in the Roodepoort Magistrates court on 26 January when the

case was postponed until 29 January for bail application. “Greg Samuels still in custody. Date for bail application to be arranged on Monday

(29 January)” Annerie du Plooy posted on the Hero Burn Foundation’s  Facebook page.

Tracy has received treatment in the Baragwanath hospital burn unit for second degree facial burns and 40% burns over her upper body.

She was initially taken to Helen Joseph Hospital to be stabilised and was later transferred to the Baragwanath hospital for further medical treatment.

Photo: Facebook page, Hero Burn Foundation