Lehlohonolo Scott – a convicted ritual murderer’s Mother dies

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By Itumeleng Koleile

’Malehlohonolo Scott, a mother to convicted double ritual murderer Lehlohonolo Scott passed on yesterday following a long illness while still on her suspended three-year sentence for her role in the ritual murders.

‘Malehlohonolo was on June 23, 2020, found guilty to having been an accomplice to the murder of two Koalabata boys: Moholobela Seetsa and Kamohelo Mohata.

A close family source told KDNews today that although ’Malehlohonolo’s cause of death is unknown, “she died after having been sick for a while now”.

However, the source did not disclose the deceased’s illness to KDNews.

The deceased had shown sign of her ill-health since her remands days, moreover, on the day of her sentencing, when everyone was told to rise, she was assisted in doing so.’

’Malehlohonolo and her son made headlines in 2012 as they were suspected of the gruesome murders of both Seetsa and Mohata.

The duo was at the time residents of Koalabata, where they committed the heinous crime of murder by dismembering body parts of their victims and concealing them in a nearby donga and primary school toilets.

Their sensational case dragged for a period of eight years.

Upon being charged alongside her son, she was sentenced to ten years imprisonment with three suspended years.

Justice Teboho Moiloa, the judge who presided over the case said he deemed it appropriate to give her suspended three prison terms due to her poor health.

Justice Moiloa said had it not been for the fact that ’Malehlohonolo was extremely ill; she would have been suited to be life imprisoned just like her son.

When the verdict was delivered on the murder charges last year Justice Moiloa said he was committing ’Malehlohonolo to God to do as he sees fit, and as he pleases.

He said someday she “will face God Almighty as we all shall and I hope you will come to face with your actions”.

Scott loses his mother while still serving life imprisonment at the Maseru Maximum Security Prison where the country’s most dangerous criminals serve their sentences.

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