Just few days after the burial of Bapedi king, Kgoshikgolo Victor Thulare III, the royal house in Sekhukhune is mourning again.
His Majesty Kgoshi Billy Malekutu Mampuru III is no more. Mampuru, of the Pedi Mamone Royal Family succumbed to a short illness on Wednesday.
The news of his death, shattered locals as they were still mourning the untimely death of the king of Bapedi.
Thulare was buried on January 17. Among the dignitaries at his funeral was President Cyril Ramaphosa. Thulare also passed away after a short illness a fortnight ago.
On social media, the citizens continued to send condolences to the royal families urging them to be strong during these tough times.
At the time of going to print, the family was yet to release a statement on his death. The cause of his was also not yet confirmed.
Mampuru becomes the third traditional leader to die in recent weeks. The chief of the Mandebele in Moletlane Zebediela, Kgoshi Sello Kekana the third also passed away recently.