Mortuary demands P1 Million over unclaimed body

Mosala Funeral Directors
Mosala Funeral Directors

The Managing Director of Mosala Funeral Directors (Pty) Ltd, a funeral parlour in Lobatse has taken the Botswana Police Services (BPS) to court demanding P1 million over an unclaimed body of a South African man who was shot dead in Phase 2, Gaborone last year.

Sipho Mahlangu (42), of Soweto in South Africa, was shot and killed together with nine others in Phase 2, back in February 23, 2022 by the police following a cash-in-transit heist in the Main Mall, Gaborone.

Then, 10 armed men attacked and robbed a Security Systems cash-in-transit motor vehicle of over P986, 000 in the Main Mall that morning. They subsequently fled the scene and were, later on, followed and confronted by the police and an exchange of fire ensued resulting in fatal killing of the robbers, which Mahlangu was part of. In the process, the police recovered four pistols and an AK-47 assault rifle in their possession whilst an undisclosed amount of cash was recovered from the robbers. Nineteen months later, Mahlangu’s corpse is still lying at the funeral parlour and now the police refuse liability for this unclaimed corpse.

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