By: Mosoaboli Mohlomi
Maseru: Mabote are probing a case of murder whereby a 78-years-old woman of Koalabata, Berea was brutally murdered by unidentified men on the night of 18th October, 2015.
According to one of the relatives the old aged woman was in her house with her five grand children when the culprits knocked and entered the house subsequently murdering her.
“I was told by the children that there was a knock at night and the deceased woke up and opened the door, two men entered and that is when the deceased met her death,” one neighbour ‘Matšepo Moleka said.
She further said she did not know what might be the source of the killing.
She however added that there were gossips that the deceased was a witch.
Headman ’Makhomo Makoanyane said as villagers they are shocked by the killing of the deceased.
She said even if the deceases had done something wrong she did not deserve to die in that way.
She said she has never received any complain associating the deceased with witchcraft, but she heard of rumors about that.
“I am appealing to community to stop taking law into their own hands and let the law take its course,” she concluded.
Sub-Inspector Thabo Moleko of Mabote police station said police are still investigating the murder.
He said so far there is no suspect but they belief the community would come up with information that might lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.