Family Warned Deceased Against 'Murderous' Boyfriend

Deceased's siblings, Alakanani Matata and Robert Mack. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Deceased's siblings, Alakanani Matata and Robert Mack. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The family of Ookeditse Matata, 39, who was killed by her boyfriend Nchidzi Scotch, 42, last Tuesday in Kumakwane, revealed they knew of her boyfriend’s previous double-murder conviction and had their reservations about their relationship.

The deceased’s brother Robert Mack and sister Alakanani Matata, say they tried to warn Matata after finding out that they were romantically involved, but ended up accepting their relationship as true love.

Last Tuesday night, Scotch allegedly murdered Ookeditse at her rented house at Kumakwane and later attempted suicide in Gabane. Scotch is alleged to have stabbed the deceased with a sharp object in front of her 13-year-old son. 

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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