‘Mamokete Sello—the estranged wife of Lesotho Funeral Services owner, Katiso Sello—was laid to rest at Lithabaneng Cemetery yesterday with scores of friends and family members in attendance.
Ms Sello (50) was shot dead on 7 September at her Lithabaneng Ha Motšoeneng home between 4pm and 5pm, and her assailant remains at large.
A member of the family, Kutloano Sello, yesterday told the Sunday Express that ‘Makatleho was in the company of her two granddaughters aged seven and nine years, when tragedy struck.
“My brother, Katiso and ‘Mamokete, had been separated but not divorced so they were no longer living together,” Mr Sello said.
“However, the report we received from the two children who were with her at the time was that an unknown man came to her home, and was very angry and shouting that he needed his money back.
“He then ordered the two children to lie on the floor while he pushed ‘Mamokete out of the house. After some time, the children became restless because they hadn’t seen their grandmother coming back and decided to look for her.
“They found their grandmother lying on the floor of a small room which is not part of the main house, with a bullet-wound on her forehead. She was lying in a pool of blood.
“The children said they didn’t hear any shooting and don’t know if their grandmother was shot by the man who pushed her out of her home or somebody else killed her. The children cried out for help, drawing the attention of neighbours who informed members of the family and the police,” Mr Sello said.
Meanwhile, police spokesperson, Clifford Molefe, yesterday said no-one had been arrested in connection with the murder.
“Police investigations have started but no suspect has been arrested as yet,” Senior Inspector Molefe said.
Born on 14 June 1965, ‘Mamokete Sello is survived by her husband and three children. It was not immediately clear how many grandchildren she had.