#LucasMokoena to be laid to rest

Farmer and businessman Lucas Mokoena
Well-known Bloemfontein farmer and taxi owner, Ntau Lucas Mokoena, who was murdered at his Bloemfontein home recently, will be laid to rest over the weekend.

This is according to his younger brother, Motseki Mokoena, who confirmed to OFM News that a memorial service will be held for his brother in Thaba Nchu on Wednesday, while his funeral will also be held in the town on Saturday morning. OFM News previously reported that Mokoena was killed at his home in Fichardt Park, Bloemfontein, earlier this month. OFM News’ Pulane Choane reports that Motseki explains that Mokoena will be buried in Thaba Nchu.

Following news of the murder, Mokoena’s two neighbours told OFM News that he was a quiet man, who mostly kept to himself but was always friendly and helpful. Meanwhile, his brother Motseki explains that the family opted to bury Mokoena in Thaba Nchu as that is where the family home is but also owing to disputes within the family about where to bury him as the house he was murdered in belongs to his wife, who is currently in police custody after police said she was positively linked to the murder. At this point, it is confirmed that the memorial service will take place tomorrow at 1845 Motlatla Village in Thaba Nchu while the venue for Saturday’s funeral will be confirmed during the course of the week.

Since the killing, which took place over two weeks ago, only Mokoena’s wife, known as Kelebogile, has been arrested. Last week, she was set to apply for bail but later abandoned her application and will appear again on 8 August. Mokoena was killed on Monday 9 July. It is alleged that he arrived at his house around 21:00, where he found his wife in their main bedroom. As he went to the bathroom, he was confronted by two men, after which a scuffle ensued and the deceased was dragged back to the bedroom where he was shot in the head in the presence of his wife. The suspects left the scene with the deceased’s vehicle, an undisclosed amount of money and cell phones. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Lourier Park. Police spokesperson in the Free State, Thandi Mbambo, says the police are yet to make any further arrests.

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