Double blow for grieving family

2015-04-30 16:56

GRIEF-STRICKEN family members of the slain woman Mpolokeng Majola have been dealt a double blow with the family struggling to raise funds for her burial.

The deceased woman is one of four people who were shot and killed by seven armed men in Extension 15, a newly established settlement near Bronville in Welkom, on 16 March.

Majola was the sole bread­winner, taking care of her two children, an eight-year-old daughter and 20-year-old son.

The daughter is still attending school and the son is unemployed.

The deceased woman, a Lesotho citizen, had been surviving on money generated through a private taxi she owned.

Her taxi, which can transport five passengers (commonly known as a four plus one), was badly damaged on the night of the gruesome killings.

Sgt. Mamello Mokhuoane of the Thabong police has confirmed that the seven suspects are still on the run.

All the deceased, Majola and three men, were shot and killed in front of the gate of her house in Extension 15.

The bereaved family is ­desperate and is appealing for help with a coffin, groceries and a tent to make the burial possible.

Mpho Majola, spokesperson for the family, says they have received a grave site thus far.

He says they are desperate for help with crucial amenities, adding that they have been struggling to raise funds for the burial.

The funeral will be held on Saturday (04/04) in Welkom.

Those willing to help the family can call Mpho on ­073-736-8524

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