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A month after she passed away Goitseone Bathobakae is yet torest. A magistrates court will rule today if her corpse will be buried in Mhalapitsa, Tsolamosese, or Kopong as two families fight over her body

TSOLAMOSESE: She has been dead for almost a month but Goitseone Bathobakae is yet to go to her final resting place.  Her corpse is one of the most travelled. It has been to Princess Marina mortuary, Serowe mortuary, and is awaiting a court order today to learn whether she can finally rest at her birthplace of Mhalapitsa in Tswapong South or at Tsolamosese, her home, or Kopong, her husband's home.

Goitseone's two families from her husband's side and from her parents' side are wrangling over her body, each claiming to have the full rights to bury her wherever they wish. The family dispute on who should bury Goitseone, who died on April 17th in Tsolamosese erupted after her family and children refused to let her husband Augustine Bathobakae  of Kopong bury the deceased saying that he did not take care of her when she was sick.

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