Khumontle Mokgosi, 25, was looking forward to her new career as a teacher.
Now her family has been shattered after she was killed and those dreams are shattered, Thato Mokgosi, her cousin, said on Thursday.
Mokgosi’s body was found on Monday in the residence she rented in a settlement near Mogwase in the Rustenburg area, says Brig. Sabata Mokgwabone.
Her hands and feet were tied and she was strangled.
Her colleagues and people in the area began searching for her when she didn’t show up at the Makoba Secondary School in the Rustenburg area on Monday, where she gave life sciences.
“Our grandmother (Lovey Mokgosi’s) heart is very, very hurt. Khumontle and her younger brother, Omtibile, 21, were also very attached, “Thato said.
According to Northwest Education Department spokeswoman Elias Malindi, their grandmother raised the sibling after their parents died.
Meanwhile, police are still searching for her killer (s).
Lt. Genl. Northwest Police Commissioner Sello Kwena said it was disturbing that a young teacher’s life came to an end so suddenly and mercilessly. This is when voices across all sectors are rising that gender violence must be stopped. “
Mmaphefo Matsemela, MEC for Education in the North West, was deeply distressed and saddened by the media report issued by her department.
She visited Mokgosi’s family on Thursday in a settlement near Mahikeng, where Mokgosi grew up.
Mokgosi obtained her education degree in 2018 at Northwestern University’s Mafikeng Campus and has taught at Makoba Secondary since January 2019.
“We express our deepest condolences to Mokgosi’s family and the entire school community,” Matsemela said.
“The education department is now fighting a common enemy, Covid-19. We did not expect to lose a teacher that way. It breaks our hearts to lose a young teacher who could have had a long career in education.
“Teachers play an important role in helping shape the future of our country. Therefore, our society should look after them carefully and protect them. A nation without teachers is doomed. Teachers are the light in our communities. ”
Matsemela says she hopes the police can arrest the culprits and that they will “rot in jail”.
Anyone with information that can help the police can say no. Justice Ramosoeu, the investigating officer, call 083 616 0995. Tips can also be given anonymously on the MySAPS app or at Stop Crime Number 08600 10111.
Mokgosi is buried on Saturday.