Rasesa village chief , Mmure Sekoboane has expressed concern that many perpetrators of crime in the Kgatleng district have turned out to be part of Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela’ special regiments.
Speaking on the backdrop of allegations of a suspected ritual murder of a primary school girl, Sekoboane said it was disappointing that many of the people who were groomed to be responsible leaders have now resorted to crime.
Responding to allegations that two well know brothers from one of Kgafela’s regiments were suspected to have been involved in the kidnapping and killing of the child, Sekoboane said:
“It’s a sad story and I wouldn’t be surprised if they are said to have done that because most of the criminal cases that I normally handle concern many of these initiates,”
Meanwhile at least two missing people were reported in this small village this year.
One of them, a teacher named Makobye, who went missing for over two years was eventually found hanging from a tree.
In the recent incident, the grade three pupil was found a week later floating in the river allegedly with her tongue and private parts missing suggesting that her demise was linked to muti.”
Asked for a comment Bakgatla Deputy Chief Bana Sekai said:
“I wouldn’t want to be dragged into discussing that but I know the guys implicated in these alleged crime but I have never in my life received any attempted murder or any complaints about them,” he said.
Meanwhile a distraught 19- year- old Mochudi woman, Lesego Moruakgomo came out early this week claiming to have narrowly escaped death at the hands of two young men who kidnapped her in an attempt to kill her.
Speaking to The Voice on Wednesday afternoon, the visibly shaken young woman said that the two men whom she identified as part of Kgafela’s regiments kidnapped her on her way from church and took her to a secluded spot they called ‘Merula Meshate’ in Oliphant’s Drift where she luckily escaped.
Police in Mochudi however dismissed Moruakgomo story as a figment of her fertile imagination.