JWANENG: Tom Lesetedi (43) of Sesung found himself battling tooth and nail at Raphalane customary court here last week, to save division of the assets he had acquired with his ex-girlfriend Keitumetse Ragoko (33) after their split early this year.
The couple has been cohabiting for the past 11 years and Ragoko from Lefhoko settlement, summons the father of his three children to court and made an application that the asserts they acquired together, which include among others their rented homes in Jwaneng and Sese, another one in Lefhoko settlement and Sesung be divided equally. She also indicated that they have three ploughing fields, a tractor and two vehicles among other households which she wants equally shared between them.
Ragoko told court that Lesetedi chased her and the children away from their home and found a new girlfriend and stopped taking care of their children. “I have worked tirelessly for the assets and spent my youthful days with this man so I will not go empty handed. I will ask this court to divide the properties so that I can be able to survive with my kids,” she told court. She said Lesetedi had promised her marriage and they had saved for their big day but things has now turned sour and they no longer share money from their rented
The plaintiff’s witnesses Moroba Pati and Ramalutu Ramabetola also testified that they knew the defendant to be a long time sweetheart to Ragoko. Kgosi Itumeleng advised Lesetedi about the implications of not cross-examining the plaintiff and her witnesses saying he will not have time to question them at the next stage of trial. He further advised him to make a follow-up of alleged letter at the high court and prepare for continuation of trial on September 15, 2016. ends