Batho and KatlegoBatho Mpholo and Katlego Bereng-Image Source(Twitter)

Struggling Influencer?”: Social Media Drags Thabo Bester Victim’s Father After His Request For A Publishing Deal 

Twitter users have accused Batho Mpholo, the father of Thabo Bester’s victim Katlego Bereng, of attempting to gain attention and profit from his son’s tragic passing by seeking a publishing deal.

Mpholo has revealed in multiple interviews that Bereng was brought up by his mother and grandmother in the Free State, and he had no contact with him until 2018 when Bereng was already 28 years old.

After he announced his son’s death on Twitter on Saturday, 22 April, Mpholo also tweeted:

“I need somebody who can help me write a book. The title of it will be “The Gap”. My life has been full of gaps. Somebody please”.

Social Media Reacts

Below are some of the responses to the post.

@katli_mathule:

Mpholo has revealed in multiple interviews that Bereng was brought up by his mother and grandmother in the Free State, and he had no contact with him until 2018 when Bereng was already 28 years old.

@JackiePhamotse:

“Iyoooo I have watched these interviews on Katlego’s family but the father takes the opportunistic cup! The man never went looking for his son, doesn’t even know his grandkids. He didn’t even know how to describe his son. But, he is the first to want money from the state”.

@fairnessbwb1:

“We’re just saying, for someone that abandoned the lady at 2 months pregnant and started connecting with mother and son recently, he said 2017/18 maybe he should let those who raised him, mom and Gran to be forward and he takes the back seat as always.”

@UncleMwitzz:

“I was one of the people who got defensive when this issue was first raised but after getting the full story. The Father is an opportunist. His Twitter timeline has never indicated at any point that he had a missing son. I pray for justice. He does not deserve to eat from the lawsuit.”

Katlego Bereng’s father mourns his son and asks for answers

Batho Mpholo recently spoke to News Room Afrika and expressed his frustration over the lack of information he has received from the authorities.

In an interview, Batho Mpholo disclosed that he had been reunited with Katlego in 2018, after being separated since his birth.

The bereaved father also mentioned that Katlego had stopped using social media and communicating online last year.

After a month of not hearing from him, they contacted Katlego’s grandmother, with whom he was staying. However, she had not seen him for over a month either.

The family then reported his disappearance to the police.

According to Batho Mpholo, when the police requested DNA samples from the family, they were told that Katlego had been burnt in prison, despite not being an inmate.

Mpholo is now looking for answers regarding how his son ended up at Mangaung prison.

By jd

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