Onthusegile Ralegae, 25, is accused of stabbing Ditshotlego to death on Sunday, after breaking into her house and then locking himself inside her bedroom.Ralegae and Ditshotlego were allegedly in an unstable relationship, the underlying root of their troubles being Ralegae’s apparent infatuation with the victim’s 16-year-old daughter.
The murder allegedly took place in front of a 4-year-old child,who was admitted to Princess Marina hospital after sustaining stab wounds to her back and head during the incident.
The victim’s distraught father, Setshego Sengombe, 76, was the first on the scene after hearing a disturbance coming from his daughter’s bedroom.
“I could not enter straight away as the door was locked. Eventually I managed to break the door down and entered,” said Setshego.
What happened next will haunt the old man forever. Upon entry Setshego discovered his unconscious daughter lying in a pool of blood, her intestines hanging out of her maimed body.
Ditshotlego was immediately rushed to Mafithakgosi clinic but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Speaking to The Voice, the deceased’s older sister, Osadi Sengombe, revealed that, after the incident Ralegae ran away to hide in the bush and was eventually caught by the police along the South African border road.
An emotional Osadi demanded that, if found guilty, Ralega hangs for her sister’s murder.
Superintendent, Robson Maleka, station commander for Tlokweng police, confirmed that they are investigating the murder, saying, “It is a fresh incident, but we have arrested a 25-year-old man to assist us with investigations.”