Multitudes bid Motlhabakgomo farewell

03 Dec 2023

One Motlhabakgomo (19 years) who went missing on November 15 and later found dead, has been laid to rest at Lekgwapheng Ward in Molepolole on Saturday.

Multitudes of Bakwena, family and friends thronged Motlhabakgomo’s residence to bid her farewell under a sombre atmosphere.

Member of Parliament for Molepolole South also Minister for State President, Mr Kabo Morwaeng said the circumstances under which Motlhabakgomo was murdered cannot be condoned.

Mr Morwaeng said after her disappearance, the community came together to help the family look for her but their hopes to find her alive were shattered after she was found dead.

Nevertheless, he said it was important that the family looked to God for comfort in such trying times.

He applauded those who stood with the family throughout such a sad time, adding that standing with one another encouraged the spirit of selflessness and togetherness.

“Parents need to befriend their boy children and always talk to them about relationship issues and make them understand that when love ends, it is not the end of the world,” he added.

The parent, Mr Raoshimane Boitumelo said they had to deal with double tragedy as Phenyo Jakoba who was recently found murdered with body parts missing was also part of their family.

Mr Boitumelo said they had been disheartened and saddened by the death Motlhabakgomo’s death since she was still young and had a bright future and the family expected a lot from her.    

Her friend, Ms Lepe Leburu said she met Motlhabakgomo at church and their friendship grew and went beyond church and became family.

She said Motlhabakgomo was a beautiful soul and an ever smiling girl who was committed to church.

Speaking on behalf of children Ms Tebagano David said words cannot express their pain and agony on the loss of their beloved daughter.

She said as their aunt she cared for them after the death of their mother. 

Ms David added that they always knew Motlhabakgomo’s whereabouts because she spent most of her time at church or her grandmother’s house.

“One loved God and spent more time at church where she grew up and became a Sunday school teacher,” she said.

Mr Mathata Bakwadi, the neighbour said he was friends with Motlhabakgomo’s parents and continued to give the family support and care even after they passed on.

He said the family however continued to stick together and thus encouraged the remaining children to be comforted and know that God had allowed His will to be done.

Kgosi Moffat Bakwena thanked the community for the support they rendered to the Motlhabakgomo’s family when they were going through a challenging time until the day their daughter was laid to rest.

Kgosi Bakwena implored the community to continue supporting each other and lending a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on because that was what made Batswana special. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Booster Mogapi

Location : Molepolole


Date : 03 Dec 2023