A Gauteng woman on Monday spoke of her horror after she watched a man being burnt alive at a petrol station on the N1 highway.
It is understood that the manager of the Kranskop filling station, in Limpopo, was attacked by one of his employees after an argument over working hours.
The suspect allegedly threw a petrol bomb into Jaco Rossouw's office and he came running out after being set alight.
Melody Eggar had been travelling towards Pretoria on Sunday morning when she stopped at the filling station. She said she was horrified to watch the drama unfold but glad to see Rossouw's alleged attacker being caught.
"I just saw him being arrested by police officers and this person was lying on the pavement burning... it was horrible," said Eggar.
The police's Malesela Ledwaba said Rossouw was treated on scene before being rushed to hospital.
Rossouw is in a critical condition, with 95 percent burns. His suspected attacker is also in hospital with burn wounds and is under police guard.
Sapa reports that Trompie Jonker, of Tromar private ambulance services, told Beeld that Rossouw suffered further injuries to his lungs from the powder of the fire extinguisher bystanders used.
"His hair, his eyelashes and almost all his skin had been burnt off," Jonker said.