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Family of slain Roma businessman still in shock

‘Mantoetse Maama


ROMA — Ramosoeu Morobe’s family is still in shock after the popular businessman was murdered in cold blood outside his home in Roma last Sunday night.

Unknown assailants opened fire on Morobe, 63, immediately after he had parked his car just after 7.30pm.

Morobe was the owner of Roberto, a restaurant just outside the National University of Lesotho in Roma.

His wife, Nomusic, yesterday told the Sunday Express Morobe had just arrived home after closing the restaurant at 7.30pm when he was attacked.

The Morobes’ home in Liphakoeng village is just two kilometres from the restaurant.

“We heard the sound of his car parking outside,” Nomusic said as she battled to bottle up emotions.

“We even unlocked the door because we knew it was him.

“After the car’s door was closed we heard three gun shots.”

After the shots were fired, she said they had no doubt her husband had been targeted.

She said they did not go out to check fearing the gunmen could shoot them as well.

“We phoned our neighbours as we could not go outside to check what had happened,” Nomusic said.

“One male neighbour who came to check confirmed that my husband had been murdered.”

She said the attackers’ motive was not known because they did not rob Morobe of anything.

They just shot him dead and left, she said.

Neighbours reported the case at Roma Police Station but no arrests have been made as yet.

“The neighbours phoned Roma police who came and took his body to the mortuary,” Nomusic said.

A police officer in Roma who refused to be named confirmed the case.

Police spokesman Masupha Masupha yesterday said he had not yet received a report about the murder of the businessman.

Nomusic said her husband had been running the Roma restaurant for over eight years and had plans to expand his business.

“He had planned to open a general café in Thaba-Tseka,” she said.

Morobe is survived by his wife and six children.

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