Lebogang Letsoko was studying to become a nurse, but she will never get to follow her dream.
The 32-year-old was killed in cold blood by her jealous cop boyfriend, who then shot himself! The incident last Wednesday has left Lebogang’s family and friends in mourning.
At a memorial service held on Tuesday at the Southend Association of Voluntary Services, where Lebogang was studying, speaker after speaker said she did not deserve to die in such a way. Her sister, Tsholofelo (25), told the People’s Paper the couple had been arguing at Lebogang’s home in
Lephengville, Hammanskraal, Tshwane on Wednesday.
“He was standing at the door while Lebo was inside, behind a locked burglar door, with their daughter. They were shouting at each other. I heard him telling her that she had wasted his time,” said Tsholofelo.
She said she asked her sister to unlock the door so that she could come inside, but that was a grave mistake. Just as Lebogang unlocked the door, her boyfriend forced his way into the house.
“He started pulling her and I went outside to get help. I could hear Lebo screaming, ‘please don’t kill me’, and then I heard a gunshot,” said Tsholofelo.
The shot was followed by three more and neighbours rushed to the house – but they were too late!
The man had shot Lebogang three times, and then himself once in the head.
The couple will be buried separately at the weekend.
Gauteng police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubela said: “A case of murder and an inquest docket were opened.”