Molepolole residents run amok amidst suspected ritual murder

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MOLEPOLOLE: Life came to a standstill here on Thursday as residents ran amok burning houses, shelter at the village kgotla, and tyres to block the road following the suspected ritual murder of Phenyo Jacoba, 35, a taxi driver.

Jakoba’s death sparked a vigilante attack after he was found dead and decomposed with body parts allegedly missing last Tuesday at Mosinki Lands on the outskirts of the village. The deceased, a taxi driver, went missing on November 9, 2023, after failing to return home from work which raised the family’s worry as they described it as a strange thing for him to have done.

The following morning, Jakoba’s taxi was found driven by Bakang Masole, 23, who claimed to have brought the car home from Jakoba on Thursday, the day he went missing, something that enraged other taxi drivers as they started demanding answers dragging him to the police station.

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