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Family of murdered Sebokeng woman pleads for witnesses to come forward

Mathapelo Tsotetsi
Pic supplied

The family of the late Mathapelo Tsotetsi (32 years) is reaching out to the community of Sebokeng for any witnesses to her murder to come forward. Mathapelo died exactly seven days ago on Tuesday the 2nd of February at Sebokeng Hospital.

“I saw a post around 22:00 hrs on Tuesday in a Facebook group saying that someone had been stabbed at Tikane’s place Sgureng. Soon after that, I received a call from my sister telling me that she received a call from Mathapelo’s mother informing her that Mathapelo had been stabbed and she died at hospital Sebokeng,” said Mathapelo’s sister.

Mathapelo becomes yet another unsolved case as no arrest has been made yet although the Police are investigating. The family is pleading for witnesses to come forward with any information that might lead to the culprit’s arrest.

A family member recalls, “In the morning we went to the police station to open a case we had no clue who stabbed her, while I was there the police officer received a WhatsApp voice note that was trending. The guy on the voice note he was telling someone that a guy came in the tavern (Tikane’s place) and stabbed a lady five times. While we were at the police station, Mathapelo’s boyfriend called saying he is coming to the police station to give his statement. We waited but he never came.”

The family says that they are not pointing fingers at anyone, but some Facebook comments claimed to have seen Mathapelo’s boyfriend stabbing her.

“Our greatest fear is that Mathapelo will never receive any justice,” says a family member, “We are struggling to carry on without any closure. Her boyfriend is said to have confessed to one of his family members but, he’s nowhere to be found.”

Mathapelo, pic supplied

Mathapelo’s family has described her as a peace-loving person who lived her life as a child of God but changed after she met her boyfriend. “May her soul rest in peace. Maybe wherever she is, she has already forgiven him. That is how she was, a humble and loving person.”

Mathapelo leaves behind 2 kids, a boy and girl aged 8 and 6 years old.

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.



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