Sombre mood as slain Chiefs defender laid to rest

Rapulana at his final resting place PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Rapulana at his final resting place PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

OTSE: Scores of people thronged the Botshabelo ward in Otse village to pay their last respects to the late Mochudi Centre Chiefs’ defender, Donald Rapulana.

The lanky defender was stabbed to death on the wee hours of Saturday, July 2, 2022 in Otse after a night out with friends. Rapulana was confirmed dead on the morning due to stab wounds at the age of 30.

Speaking at the funeral, the player’s uncle, Frank Rapulana narrated the first hours after his nephew met his untimely death. He said he was awaken from his sleep by one the relatives about the incident and upon arriving at the local clinic he found the lifeless body of his nephew. “I heard a heavy knock on my door step from one of my relatives at around past 1am on Saturday.

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