Pregnant youth murdered and dumped

Burial of the deceased
Burial of the deceased

MOCHUDI: Police in Mochudi have taken in two boyfriends of a pregnant teenager who was found murdered and dumped in a thicket by the river at Boseja ward.

The victim, Merapelo Moloi, who was wearing a Culture Spears’s Kulenyane t-shirt on the fateful day, was buried on Friday afternoon with her corpse in a bad state.  However parents have confirmed evidence of murder  after it was discovered that Merapelo’s throat had been slit. The deceased, who was awaiting her form three results, was from Ntshinoge ward in Mochudi. She was one of 2012/14 Ithuteng Junior School. Merapelo’s mother Nene Moloi told The Monitor that her 17-year-old, daughter Merapelo also her last-born daughter left home on Monday morning around 10am. “When my daughter last left home I was at a  funeral next door. I was told that she left after she received a phone call,” she said sadly. “I don’t want to think of the way my daughter was killed. She died a very painful death and I don’t know who killed her. I don’t know who she went to meet that fateful day,” the old woman said as she cried silently.

She said that after seeing that the deceased was not coming back home they asked her friend who fortunately knew the name of the boy who called her and looked for his number from her grandchildren after they were told that the boyfriend was staying at Gabane. “Fortunately my grandchild knew the boy and had his number. We called him and he admitted that he had indeed talked to my daughter and asked her to come to Gabane but had never came. We decided to involve the police as we realized that the matter was beyond us and he was apprehended,” she said sadly.

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