Slain Phalaborwa Cousins Laid to rest


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

PHALABORWA: The community of Ba-Phalaborwa came out in their numbers to honour the laying to rest of five-year old Kgotlelelo Selowa who was brutally murdered allegedly by his cousin on Monday.

The lifeless body of Kgotlelelo was reportedly found by her mother in a room belonging to a relative after she looked and couldn’t find him for several hours.

The toddler’s cousin, Kagiso Rasekele was reportedly also killed by an angry mob hours after the incident.

Kgotlelelo was doing Grade R at Foskor Primary School. His classmates gave a touching poem to say goodbye to their mate.

He only started schooling in January 2022

The two were laid to rest next to each other at Makhushane village outside Phalaborwa on Sunday 12th June.


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