“He Was Last Seen In March 2022″| Family Reveals More Details On Thabo Bester’s Victim Katlego Mpholo

The relatives of a man whose remains were used by the notorious rapist and murderer Thabo Bester to avoid imprisonment are searching for information and clarification regarding their son’s death.

Last year, Bester managed to escape from Mangaung correctional facility by simulating his death with a cell fire.

Although a body found in the cell was initially believed to be Bester’s, it has now been confirmed that the remains belonged to Katlego Bereng Mpholo.

During an interview with Eyewitness News, Mpholo’s mother and grandmother revealed that they had last seen their son in March. A year has passed, and their painful search for him has finally concluded in a tragic discovery.

Located away from the busy Bloemfontein CBD is an understated suburb, where Katlego Mpholo spent his childhood residing in a back room at his grandmother Matsietsi Ralilateng’s home.

His belongings are still there, but according to Ralilateng, she has not seen him since March last year.

“How did my son’s corpse land in prison? How did his corpse make it past all those gates? Those men who were here said that Nadipha Magudumana fetched those corpses from there but what I can’t seem to understand is how that mortuary discharged those corpses to someone who is not related to them.”

Seated just outside her grandson’s former room, with his photo resting on her lap, Matsietsi Ralilateng let out a deep sigh.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, she shared that as the Thabo Bester case gained widespread media attention, she had a gut feeling that her grandson was among the bodies utilized in Bester’s jailbreak.

“From the moment they started revealing the corpses, I just had a feeling that my grandson is one of them. I even suspected that the other corpse that was found in the water was his but I especially suspected the burned one. I would watch the news, crying, while also looking at his picture, hoping that he would appear on the TV.

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According to the police, Katlego had reportedly collapsed in the city and later passed away at a hospital before being taken to a mortuary.

However, the family is still doubtful of this account, as it does not provide an explanation for how Katlego’s burned remains were found in the Mangaung maximum security prison.

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