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'I can't stop thinking about my dead brother - and the blood'

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Pertunia Ratsatsi

Pertunia Ratsatsi

Three men have been arrested following the weekend shooting of a well-known Mpumalanga businessman, his wife and his brother.

Joseph Moselakgomo, 41, his wife Maria, 38, and his brother Phineas Moselakgomo, 28, were shot by two gunmen on Saturday night at the Moselakgomo family home in Lefiso, where Phineas died on the scene.

Police said the men were arrested on Monday after they were found driving a car that was allegedly seen outside the Moselakgomo house on the day of the shooting.

Police spokesman Constable Hastine Chaane said: "We have taken the three men in for questioning pending an identity parade. We appeal to the community to come forward with information that could help our investigations."

Joseph, who was shot twice in the neck, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. His wife, who was shot in the leg, is recovering from her wound.

Phineas, who was shot in the forehead, will be buried on Saturday.

At the Moselakgomo home yesterday, the grieving sister , Martina Moselakgomo, 32, was sitting in the kitchen, with relatives and family elders in the dining room where the shooting took place.

"The family is struggling to cope with the situation but we are concentrating on the burial for now," she said.

"I can't stop thinking about my brother - and the blood. Just one look at Phineas and I knew he was dead.

"I used to tell people that I came from a quiet, peaceful village where robbery and theft were regarded as serious crimes. Incidents like this never happen here. There is commitment from the police and we are going to give them time to do their job, but we will appreciate it if they keep us updated," she said.


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