In an alleged fit of jealous rage, a 63-year-old man is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death at her house in Molepolole’s Ntloedebi ward.
Kebonyekgotla Mosadiwatshwene is said to have murdered Moratiwa Tau, 52, on the 26th of February, knifing her in the chest, thigh and lower leg.
Mosadiwatshwene’s deadly fury was allegedly triggered after he turned up at Tau’s home and found his former lover chatting and drinking traditional beer with a number of male companions in her yard.
The duo, whose relationship ended a while ago, went into the house where they started a heated argument that is believed to have claimed Tau’s life.
Tau was rushed to Scottish Livingstone Hospital but was certified dead upon arrival by the medical doctor.
Mosaditshwene himself narrowly escaped death, suffering a brutal beating at the hands of an angry mob, which left the suspected killer in hospital.
The mob, which included some of the men who had been drinking in Tau’s yard, were alerted to the incident by the murdered lady’s desperate cries for help.
During his arraignment this week before the Molepolole Magistrate Court, Mosaditshwene, who was discharged from hospital last weekend, complained that he is being bullied in jail.
“I need a place where I can rest. Some accused persons have a tendency of threatening me and will just come and remove my dressing,” he griped, pointing at his bandaged hand.
Urging the court not to grant Mosaditshwene bail, the prosecuting officer, Sergeant Maureen Segokgo said, “The post-mortem was done on February 28th and we are still obtaining statements from possible witnesses.
“I pray the accused be further remanded in custody for the investigating officer to wrap up his investigations.”
It was a request that presiding Magistrate Rosemary Khuto complied with, noting that because of the gravity of the matter Mosaditshwene would remain in jail until his next mention, set for March 19.