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Anna Morakile has been waiting in pain for the South African Police Service to process the death claim of her son who was killed in the line of duty in 2008.
Morakile, who is the beneficiary, said she was frustrated by the Dobsonville police station human resource personnel. She said officials keep on asking her to re-submit her claim each time she enquires about progress.
She said Itumeleng was killed while pursuing thugs he had suspected of having been involved in breaking and stealing goods at Jet Mart at the Dobsonville Shopping Centre.
"They shot and killed him on the spot," Morakile said.
She said instead of celebrating Itumeleng's birthday, she was mourning his death.
Morakile said no one told her that Itumeleng was killed until she got home from work.
"It was my son's birthday and I just thought they came to celebrate his birthday as they normally did."
She said the next thing she was in hospital recovering from the shock of his son's death.
Morakile said she was advised to complete a death claim and she would be paid about R200000 since her son was killed while on duty.
She said the SAPS also promised to contribute about R5000 towards funeral costs but they have not paid a cent.
"Now Poloko Funeral Palour wants its money from me," Morakile said.
Before approaching Consumer Line she went to the national office in Pretoria to enquire and discovered that the Dobsonville police station had never processed the claim.
Consumer Line's efforts to get a response from the SAPS were unsuccessful.
Dobsonville police station could not explain why they had not processed Morakile's claim, but referred Consumer Line to their regional office which passed the buck to their national office.
SAPS spokesperson Selby Bokaba has promised to investigate Morakile's complaint.