The brothers grim

FAMILY WOES: The Baseki brothers in court

Two brothers from Kweneng village have been charged with murder after allegedly beating their neighbour to death and then dumping his body in a trench, where he was found the next morning.

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28-year-old Thuso Baseki and his younger brother, Kemo Baseki, 25, briefly appeared before Molepolole Magistrates Court last Tuesday.

They were promptly remanded in custody when details of their alleged actions emerged.

The Bosele ward siblings are said to have assaulted their next-door neighbour, Ofentse Ikatlholeng, 24, at around 7pm on Friday evening.

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Another neighbour is said to have witnessed the beating and tried to intervene, begging the Baseki brothers to stop. However, it seems her pleas went ignored and they allegedly continued the assault in her presence.

Later the same woman is reported to have seen the duo dragging a helpless Ikatlholeng away. Assuming they were taking him to the clinic, she thought no more of it.

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The next morning, she got the shock of her life to find the young man’s lifeless body abandoned in a nearby trench.

The gruesome incident was finally reported before the police.

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Securing the suspects remand, Sub Inspector, Maureen Segokgo noted investigations had just started, with the Investigating Officer still to obtain witness statements. The cops are also yet to schedule a date for post-mortem examination from the pathologist.

The Baseki brothers will remain locked up until 13 July, when they are due to return to court for mention.

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