Family stunned by violent death

2015-08-12 06:00
SHOCKED: Tladisang “Sono” Mojatau says her family is still struggling to come to terms with the killing of Kedibone Tlale of Phase 3 in Bloemfontein. 
Sidwell Guduka

SHOCKED: Tladisang “Sono” Mojatau says her family is still struggling to come to terms with the killing of Kedibone Tlale of Phase 3 in Bloemfontein. Photo: Sidwell Guduka

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SHE apparently hated her, so she allegedly beat her up.

This incident is reported to have happened in Phase 3, Bloemfontein, on Wednesday (05/08).

A woman (29) apparently had a heated argument with Kedibone Tlale (66), and the disagreement turned physical. She then allegedly hit the older woman with a brick against the head, which caused her to bleed from her nose.

It is alleged that she then dragged the un­conscious Tlale into her bedroom and covered her with blankets.

Tlale’s body was discovered by her son, Pule Tlale (33), on Saturday (08/08).

When Express visited the family on Saturday, her motionless body was still lying on the bed. She was covered in blood and mud stains, and her face was swollen.

Tladisang “Sono” Mojatau (47), family spokesperson, said they were still trying to come to terms with what had happened.

“We are hurt and disappointed. She must rot in jail for what she has done. We don’t need people like her in the community,” said Mojatau.

“We understand she didn’t get along well with Kedibone, but killing her is criminal. We are deeply saddened by the incident.”

Mojatau said on Saturday Pule phoned her and told her what he had seen when he entered his mother’s bedroom.

“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I thought I was dreaming. I immediately rushed to their home.”

The woman was arrested on Saturday and she was due to appear in court on Tuesday (11/08).

Const. Joy Xaba confirmed the incident and she said the police were investigating a case of murder.

“Apparently the incident happened on Wednesday at about 20:00,” said Xaba.

“We have arrested the suspect and she will be appearing in court on Tuesday. We’ll inform you of the outcome of the case as soon as it has been heard,” concluded Xaba.

) At the time of going to press, the court procedures had not been concluded

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