Attempted murderer makes shocking confessions
A man who attempted to kill his cheating lover by hitting her on the head with a metal rod has made shocking and cruel confessions about his crime.
Expressing regret that he failed to kill the woman he hit four times on the head with a metal rod in the 2007 horror attack, Badisa Lefetse, 36, told The Voice in an exclusive interview after his acquittal recently that he regretted that back then, he did not know how to kill.
‘’I only regret that I did not know how to kill. I wanted to finish her off with that iron rod,” said Lefetse outside the magistrate court in Selebi-Phikwe where his case was dismissed after files went missing from his docket.
Continuing his bizarre confessions, Lefetse said, “In 2006 I was jailed for robbery and my cousin whom I raised as a young brother replaced me as the man of the house. I was alerted by some friends that my cousin was living with Godiraone Thomas, my then girlfriend. But I didn’t believe them.”
He said the moment of reckoning however came for him when he was released from prison in December 2006.
‘In January this year, I went to a drinking depot with my friends and saw the mother of my child kissing my cousin. I confronted the two love birds and a fight ensued between me and my cousin. The woman ran away but I followed her to her brother’s house where I took a metal rod and hammered her four times on the head before I left her for dead with blood oozing from the head. I was convinced she was dying,” he said showing no signs of remorse.
Asked whether he was not afraid of the long arm of the law and the justice that could have been meted out to him for murder, had he killed the woman, Lefetse said that he was happy that he had accomplished his vengeful mission.
“I just waited for the police to arrest me. My fate was sealed. I was jailed but while I was locked up my twin brother visited ‘strong men’ (traditional doctors) on my behalf and as you can see I’m a free man!
“The medical report just disappeared from the docket. You will see how effective this particular medicine man is when I get discharged from a pending theft case on October 1st,’’ Lefetse, said.
When Voice reporter quizzed him on his lifestyle, he said, “Don’t worry, I earn a living by helping myself to other people’s items and from now on I will concentrate on that and leave love life out it. If a girl leaves me I will simply accept it and move on instead of taking revenge.’’
At the time of going to print, Officer Commanding Selibi-Phikwe, Takogwa Maziduma was not aware of the case its and disappearing dockets but said police will be on the lookout for Lefetse since he had made it public knowledge that he made a living by stealing other people’s property.
“If he lives by his word, then he will face the music,’’ Mazwiduma said.
Efforts to get a comment from Lefetse’ victim proved futile as relatives said she had relocated from Selebi-Phikwe to the cattle post.