Nthabeleng Seitlheko-Nkoho is a journalist with Moeletsi oa Basotho
I first met ntate Tsepo Tshola when I had to interview him after social media had gone abuzz one morning in January saying he was late.
As a fairly new journalist in the fraternity I didn’t know how to start and he had really intimidated me with a stern look which was not so welcoming at first….jooh
I was so scared, but immediately when he realised that I was now uncomfortable, he reached out his hand and brought me closer to him and said “bua he, u n’o reng na ngoanaka?”
At this he was smiling and I had started warming up to him. “‘Na ke ngoan’a Molimo, ke tla shoa mohla a ratang. Ha ho na motse o hlokang sera.”
He felt very strong about the misuse of social media and the frustration it had caused his relatives and friends when they heard that he had died. He was not at all happy and gave me a lecture on the dangers of social media.
I still looked forward to more interviews with him. He had such respect for other people and throughout the interview he was laughing heartily and I learnt that he was quite a loving person.
In our conversation I also learnt that he wanted nothing but the best for Lesotho’s artists as he kept on saying he would like to see them producing good quality music that would earn them a living.
It’s painful to know that he is gone and ha re hlole re mo bona kapa ho bua le eena.
Empa ho se ho etsahetse and May his soul rest in peace.