Tebogo in the country ahead of mother's burial this Saturday

Letsile Tebogo and his mother. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG
Letsile Tebogo and his mother. PIC PHATSIMO KAPENG

Botswana sprinter, Letsile Tebogo has arrived in the country ahead of his mother Seratiwa Tebogo’s burial set for this Saturday. Seratiwa died aged 43.

During Seratiwa's memorial hosted in her honor by her employer, the sprinter's late mother is said to have shared with a friend on her hospital bed that she wished God could increase her days so she could watch her son's first Olympic competitions.

Letsile was participating at the Grand Prix in Los Angeles, USA when his mother passed on Sunday morning. Her colleagues described her a fun loving individual who enjoyed sporting activities.

One of her friends Anges also shared, "She did not like people crying or being sad over her health. I spoke to her last week Wednesday when she told me she was readmitted at the hospital and I sent her crying emojis. She responded angrily and told me never to send that. She also told me that she wanted God to increase her days so she could watch her son participate at his first Olympics, But I am sure she is with the angels now and will watch him from heaven."


According to the family the burial has been for this Saturday at the Phomolong cemetery. Family spokesperson, Ralph Kgabanyane told Mmegi Online there will be a church service at the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) Mogoditshane branch tomorrow afternoon, with the memorial services hosted at their family home in Block 10 every evening.

“The burial proceedings will start at home in Block 10 (Gaborone) at 5.30 am then we will proceed to Phomolong (cemetery) from 10am until midday to lay her to rest,” Kgabanyane said. He continued, “ Yes I can further confirm that Letsile is in the country as we speak.”

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