MASERU- IT was a moving story when ’Maretšepile Tsietsi (38)of Ha Leqele Maseru narrated the ordeal of witnessing his 18 year old son Bokang Qhobosheane die tragically last Thursday while she watched helplessly.
Bokang was shot three times by his Step father Rethabile Tsietsi(40),a member of the National Security Services NSS) on Thursday night.
According to ’Maretšepile, she and her husband were already going through some squabbles in the family which could have led to her tragic son’s shooting by a man who was supposed to be his protector.
“Every time we had an argument, he would always scare me with his gun and this one time I decided to report the matter to his bosses and I also handed them over the gun for safe keeping. This is the same guy that robbed my son of his young life and I don’t have an idea of how he got it back.
“My husband would sarcastically talk about his step son being a body builder and I on the other hand suffered perpetual emotional abuse from him whenever he was drunk.
“On the fateful day of my son’s death, my husband arrived early that morning very drunk, we quarrelled as usual before I went to work. Upon my return later that evening, just a few metres away from our house, I heard three gunshots coming directly from my house. To my utter shock, my son came out running screaming for help, he had been shot. He fell to the ground. I immediately screamed for help from the neighbours who immediately came to our assistance and rushed my son to hospital,” explained ’Maretšepile.
Her son was declared dead upon arrival at hospital by doctors who told her that the bullets had lacerated through his heart and thus had no chance of surviving, said the devastated mother who now wishes her husband to rot in jail for killing her son.
“My husband killed my son, I want him to rot in jail,” Maretšepile said.
The matter has since been confirmed by police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli who said Tsietsi had used his service pistol to kill Bokang. Tsietsi remains in custody after having appeared before court on Monday.