A man was allegedly brutally killed


The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Makhuduthamaga local municipality, ward 25 said it has be saddened by passing of Mogale Sello who was serving as treasurer.

The late Mogale was a multitasked individual who also served as chairperson of Borwa Ba Mashabela Community Development (BMCD).

In an exclusive interview with Sekhukhune Times, Sello family alleged, Mogale was stabbed by a knife on August 3 by known man believed to be his cousin and as a result he later died in St Rita’s hospital, Glen Cowie on August 7.

According to eye witnessed, incident happened at Mphanama cross at about 8pm two weeks back.

Reason why Mogale was stabbed remains a mystery.

Maphepele Sello, deceased mother, said on that Monday, she was attempting to lock the main gate when scores of people knocked and informed her about unhappy news happened to his first son.

Maphepele said she never hesitated but to immediately rushed to the crime scene with those residents.

“On arrival, I found unconsciousness Mogale lying in a pool of blood with four open wounds. We watched him helplessly until the arrival of an ambulance,” said mother of eight.

“Members of emergency services (EMS) together with forensic team arrived, rescued defenceless Mogale from the ground to put him inside the vehicle and immediately connect numerous trips to assists him to breath and head to the hospital where he was admitted,” she explained

An emotional mother explained how people saw tragic: “Bystanders saw suspects in a possession of knife chasing after my son until he felt down,”

Mogale screamed “for help” then the suspect turned back after seeing more people coming, according to bystander.

Maphepele said the following day his son was transferred to provincial infirmary in Polokwane to get extra assistance.

“We don’t know what happened thereafter but on Wednesday, when we called at provincial we were told that they never admitted him, cited he was returned to St Rita’s. They never clarified us why he was turned away. We called in at St Rita’s and they confirmed that he was there,” explained mother.

The following day, Maphepele visited the hospital, found three doctors with his passed son.

“We opened the case, police interrogated two eye witnessed who uttered similar statement. We believed they launched massive manhunt,” she said.

As the Mogale was the active member and ground force in Mahlakaseleng resident area, his peers took to Facebook to convey their last tribute.

Macia Sello, Maatheepe Mosoathupa and Omphile mailola were amongst activists who conveyed their heartfelt condolences. 

Regional chairperson, Moleko Senong, has also paid tribute saying his party has lost a young lion and a visionary man. Senong strongly condemned the act of violence throughout Sekhukhune.

EFF Ward 25 promised to work hand in hand with the police to trace and bring suspect to a book.

Sello family said to inform public about what happened was part of their closure.

Attempt to get comment from the police couldn’t reached.

Thapelo Motseo

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