Brawl turns ugly as spade-wielding son kills father

An argument between father and son turned ugly last Thursday in Kopong when the latter allegedly dispossessed the father of a spade and hit him on the forehead, killing him instantly.

Eyewitnesses alleged that the son, Shima Letsholo aged 55-years, acted in self-defence after his father charged at him with the spade.

They alleged that at the onset of the scuffle, the father, Sete Letsholo hit the son with the spade, but the latter wrestled the spade from his father and hit him (the father) on the forehead and stomach, killing him instantly.

The fight is alleged to have erupted after a discussion on cattle branding took a nasty turn.

Shima, who is currently in police custody, is expected to appear before the Broadhurst Magistrate Court today.

Station commander at the Mogoditshane Police Station, Nkwebi Chilisa confirmed the incident. He said that they received the report last Friday and have since arrested one suspect.

“We are investigating a murder incident in which an adult male lost his life. He had external injuries which we believe may have caused the death,” said Chilisa.

Mogoditshane Police boss further said that investigations into the matter were ongoing. He refused to divulge the names of the persons involved in the murder incident.

“This is still a fresh matter. We cannot let everything out at the moment, as investigations are ongoing. We will brief the media once we are done with our investigations,” he said. 00 belonging to Tiki Hirschfeldt. Mokoti is also to hear his fate in a count where he was found guilty of stealing Black Label quartz amounting to P648.


Other things that the accused is accused of stealing are a pink baby gown valued at P120, white baby gown valued at P120, Khakhi and white jump-suit valued at P120, animal top print valued at P60, pink jacket valued at P100 and black All Kasi track-top bottom valued at P300. All stolen goods amounting to P1,468 were stolen at House number 3304 Woodhall 2 in Lobatse.

On June 6, 2015 the accused is alleged to have stolen 330ml Gordons valued at P70, Mellowood valued at P75, 200ml Mokador coffee valued at P18 and Rumba valued at P28.

He is also accused of escaping from Woodhall police detention on June 6, 2015.

Mokoti’s sentencing is expected to be tomorrow (July 16).

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