Initiation School Caregiver Dies after Spitting Blood in Sekgosese


By Theodorah Waga Mawasha

THAKGALANE VILLAGE-A heart-breaking incident has left the community of Thakgalane village, in Greater Letaba, devastated and with many unanswered questions.

This is after a man believed to be around the age of 60s, who was a caregiver at an initiation school in the said area, allegedly died after spitting blood at the school on Monday morning, July 04.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Nakampe Machete of Sekgosese police station, the deceased had failing health for quite some time. It is further reported that, on a fateful day, the deceased had been frequenting the toilet vomiting blood.

“We were informed by Kgoshi Pheeha tribal house of the unfortunate incident. We are however not investigating what caused the death because no case has been opened. Nevertheless, we do confirm the death. We were informed that the deceased was rushed to the clinic after he had been visiting the toilet non-stop vomiting blood. He died upon arrival at the health facility “, Machete stated.

Furthermore, Machete rubbished the rumours that the deceased was allegedly poisoned at the initiation school. He dismissed those claims and said that they are unfounded and baseless.

“The were some speculation in the community that the deceased was poisoned at the initiation school. We would like to state categorically that we are ruling that out. We plead with the masses to allow the family to mourn in peace during this difficult time “, Machete concluded.

The deceased name is Lephai Pheeha of Thakgalane no.1, police confirmed that an autopsy will be conducted to establish the probable cause of death.”

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