Alleged shameful crew demolished tombstones in Masemola cemeteries


A place where everyone thought should be treated with dignified and respect has been turned into a mud and dusty playground by some few disgruntled shameful crew.

Residents in Ga-Masemola said they were shocked after discovering that the tombstones meant to honour and respect their loved ones at Mapoteng cemetery were vandalised.

According to the concerned residents, destroyed tombstones were targeted.

As it stand, the motive behind this is still a mystery.

Outspoken community leader, Slugs Mokete, said over 70 tombstones were vandalised and destroyed.

Slugs said by the look of things the perpetrators used a harmer to demolish the tombstones.

Slugs said the incident was first of its nature in the area.

“It was on Tuesday in the morning when I was called and told that unveiled and veiled tombstones were demolished,” explained Slugs.

He said precautions measures were taken and affected families were advised to open cases at Masemola police station.

“I am adamant that in a few weeks to come, we will disclose the names of everyone involved in this evil act as we are following our promising leads,” he relived.

A community leader, said, as much as people commit crimes daily, but he never thought of such crime, what benefit will they get by destroying the cemetery.

He said they held a community meeting and they took resolution that undocumented foreigners are non-person grata.

“We took this decision as we have many cases whereby forensic comes and found unmatched fingerprints,” briefed Slugs.

Slugs said suspected people are believed to be mentally ill or people who take drugs.

“We arranged a meeting with royal houses where decisive actions will be taken against the suspects,”

He added the challenge they face as community is that people are afraid to come out even when they witnessed the incident.

“Slugs said some people go to the cemetery to steal things like tombstone gates and plate to sell to the community,”

He said they ordered nearby scrap yards not to buy or allow anything from young people as they don’t own any infrastructure.

“Residents must be watchdog of their respective areas,” ordered Slugs.

“On Saturday they caught local resident who broke into his neighbour’s house and broke all the window glasses,” concluded Slugs.

He said on Saturday they caught a person who broke window glasses of their neighbour.





Thapelo Motseo

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