Funeral turns into court session

The sons taking away the casket back to the morgue, after momentarily blocking the funeral
The sons taking away the casket back to the morgue, after momentarily blocking the funeral

Mourners on Saturday waited for more than five hours in Gaborone West Phase Two for a burial of Laughter Tshoswane that never took place.

The corpse, instead of going to the cemetery, returned to the morgue pending a High Court decision on who had the right to bury Tshoswane, 58.

The legal battle was led by some of Tshoswane’s 15 children with four different mothers, who wanted to bury their father in Letlhakeng, instead of Gaborone. As a result, the High Court ordered that Tshoswane’s corpse be returned to the mortuary pending the outcome of the court case. Leading the group that wanted the Tshoswane to be buried in Letlhakeng are Richard Riem and Kgalalelo Masuku, who brought a High Court order to Gaborone West Phase Two where funeral arrangements were taking place at the home of Tshoswane’s sister, for the corpse to return to the mortuary.

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