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LIFE CUT SHORT: Kealeboga

LIFE CUT SHORT: Kealeboga

*Mother claims police cover-up over

*De Beers boss claimed he thought he was shooting a dog

 “Why is Neo Moroka not detained or arrested for killing my son?”

The question trembles from the lips of distraught mother Margaret Danster, 44, who is fighting to get an adequate answer from police.

The De Beers CEO shot and killed her 18-year-old son Kealeboga at his farm, claiming he thought he was shooting at a dog.

She accuses the authorities of covering up the truth simply because she is poor.

Anger mixes with tears as the mother of an 18-year-old boy demands answers over her son’s fatal shooting.

Margaret Danster is accusing the police of conniving with De Beers Chief Executive Officer Neo Moroka to bring a reduced charge.

She does not accept the explanation Superintendent Balibadzi Boy,Deputy Divisional Commander CID (Criminal Investigations Department)South,offers as to why the De Beers boss was not detained after heallegedly shot and killed her son Kealeboga.

Moroka shot Danster at his farm in Makopong on 22 Aprilin what the police describedas an “unfortunate” incident.

Police procedure is that whenever a person kills another be it intentionally or unintentionally he or she should be detained for at least 48 hours while investigations are undertaken.

Did the police bend the rules for Moroka?

Boy explains, “Moroka was under arrest but he was never detained in custody because we looked at the issue at hand and felt it did not warrant such.

Police do not detain just for the sake of it – we look at safety issues such as are people going to kill you, or could you be a danger to society.”

Boy went on to say that Moroka was charged under a section of the law that deals with Reckless and Negligent Acts, and which carries a penalty of two years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both.

Margaret Danster does not mince her words when she describes her ordeal.

“My son died at the hands of Neo Moroka at his farm. Mr Moroka came here with his wife and brother to tell me that he had shot my son and now he is dead.

“He said his intention had been to kill a dog.

He didn’t explain whether or not that dog was mistaken for my son or not.

MURDER IS THE CASE: Moraka

MURDER IS THE CASE: Moraka

He just told me he would take care of the funeral costs, which he did,” says Danster.

She is suspicious that police never arrestedor detained Moroka after killing her son.

“The police are taking me, a penniless lady,for granted.

“How can Moroka kill my son and then come to me and say it was a mistake and therefore I must simply forget?

God will answer my prayers.

I will not rest until justice is done by this government,” she pledged.

Danster’s family live in a makeshift house in Tsabong and none of them are employed.

DISTRAUGHT: Margaret Da

DISTRAUGHT: Margaret Da

Kealeboga had just completed his form five and was ready to either go to university or start looking for a job when his life was cut short.

Danster argues, “Moroka is a Boss at De Beers and lives a lavish lifestyle.

He continues to earn his hefty salary whilst waiting to hear his fate from the courts.

“Since the funeral Moroka has not visited our family to show remorse. I am a child of God.

Moroka should be a man and face me, and tell me that he is sorry that he killed my son.

He should mean it, so that I can find closure in my heart. He should even compensate me for killing my son.

Otherwise me and him, we are not done,” she said.

The devastated mother went on to say,  “Amongst my children Kealeboga was the only one who had a bright future.

He wanted to be a teacher and had promised to uplift my life.”

Danster said the police havenever updated her on the progress of their investigations.

“These police officers are up to something. Only God can guide them.

None of them has visited me to tell me what really happened on that day.

Is it because I am a peasant or because they fear Moroka, because he is rich? I don’t know.”

Superintendent Boy arguesthat Mrs Dansterneeds to be better informed about how the law works.

“I will arrange with Tsabong police to have a formal meeting with the bereaved and answer all her questions where possible.

We have submitted the charge sheet to the DPP (Directorate on Public Prosecutions) for advice.

Our word is not final; they could even advise us to charge Moroka with murder.

Then it will be up to the court to decide.

We are not fearful of Moroka as the public thinks,” he said.

Investigations by The Voice also proved that the dog which was supposed to have been shot is still alive.

The police did not look for, or capture the dog as evidence.

A visit to both Tsabong and Werda police station commanders gave the impression that Kealeboga’s death was treated as a minor incident.

Residents of both villages say that police officers were reluctant to take the boy to the clinic after the shooting.

Moroka took Kealeboga to Makopong clinic from where he was taken by ambulance to Tsabong.

He was certified dead upon arrival.

Efforts to contact Moroka were futile as his secretary said he was busy in “important meetings.”

 

 

 


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18 Responses to “MOROKA KILLED MY SON”

  1. cheerful 2014/05/27

    There is need to reasure the lady – she is still grieving for her son and the person who did this should see that she is taken care of

  2. cheerful 2014/05/27

    “Residents of both villages say that police officers were reluctant to take the boy to the clinic after the shooting.” Surely these are the witnesses and someone somewhere should lend a listening ear to what exactly transpired

  3. Othina 2014/05/28

    This man must be charged for murder and
    cruelty to animals where did he get the rights to shoot a dog you don not go around shooting dogs and people as you please justice must be done that is if there is justice in Botswana

  4. EddieJexx 2014/05/28

    Rich or poor..Judgement has to be done
    we are all equal.If he is found guilty charges should apply :D

  5. maanyaanya 2014/05/28

    A visit to both Tsabong and Werda police station commander gave impression that Kealeboga’s death was treated as MINOR INCIDENT, wats dat mean???? Mohumi o bolaile mohumanegi so go tshwana fela lefa a kabe a bolaile A DOG dats y a sa tshwarwa ka gaa molato le fa go tlhamaletse gore ke ene a mmolaileng.

  6. docter 2014/05/28

    May your soul RIP Kealeboga,modimo o teng mma gre a motho wa nama o tsaya kgato kgotsa nnyaa wena tshepha ene o tla go sekela

  7. TSO KHUNOU 2014/05/28

    ke manyala fela.lefatshe le ke manyala!!
    something serious has to be done with this man.

  8. Mapodisi a jesitswe sengwe….. (A visit to both Tsabong and Werda police station commanders gave the impression that Kealeboga’s death was treated as a minor incident.)

  9. game rebone 2014/05/28

    Oh God please let peace reign between them.Son of David let your mercy and favour speak for them and let everyone forgive each other

  10. Eish mathata

  11. cheerful 2014/05/28

    “Is it because I am a peasant or because they fear Moroka, because he is rich? I don’t know.”
    Someone has to answer THIS QUESTION???
    Even those in
    The secretary of a very large company like De Beers should know how to answer the phone and not just try to cover up by saying his busy in important meetings dear dear dear secretary how did you get your job?

  12. He deserve to be hung

  13. bosa 2014/05/29

    One day, Justice shall preveil

  14. cheerful 2014/05/29

    Police procedure is that whenever a person kills another be it intentionally or unintentionally he or she should be detained for at least 48 hours while investigations are undertaken.

    why was the person not detained for 48 hrs??? or is it because he is a big shot and they were afraid which is the norm in african countries
    If people like the police who attended and were supposed to deal with this incident are not happy in their jobs they should leave and make way for others

    it looks no one in authority has asked the villagers to come forward as witnesses

  15. cheerful 2014/05/30

    is there someone willing to assist the lady to get legal aid or a lawyer???

  16. Chris M 2014/06/01

    I grew up knowing that when a person kills another, the suspect gets arrested. This is total deviation from the norm. The police need to explain this shocking duplicity! Even their investigations, done with the suspect out to potentially interfere with them, and hence invalidate the results, are tainted. The Commissioner of Police needs to explain all this charade and consider his position. This is disgraceful and there can never be sense of justice here! The way things are done, Moraka will never, ever be cleared of this in the minds of every sane person even if he was telling the truth! Shocking!

  17. cheerful 2014/06/02

    The Commissioner of Police seems to have a backlog of issues! Amazing how they strut before the cameras wearing their uniforms and medals!!!

  18. dicks dee 2014/06/16

    R.I.P Kea.GOD knows.moroka ke ene dog he need to be hunged.sisssssssssss.

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