Strangled mom and sons laid to rest amid wailing


The family and friends of South African mum and her two sons, who were allegedly strangled by man who fathered the kids wailed as their remains were laid to rest on Friday.
Moipolai Montsho (30) and her two sons, Lebogang (2) and Obakeng (9), were buried in Jouberton, North West were killed on Tuesday at home.
The suspect, Lefa August (46), hanged himself last Tuesday in Ikageng, where the family was living.
According to Moipolai’s sister, Mantwa Montsho (35), the family was due to return to court for Lefa to appear in connection with allegedly trying to rape his stepdaughter (13).
Speakers at the funeral said Moipolai was a quiet person.
They said the victims’ deaths had left many people shocked.
Mantwa said that Moipolai and Lefa had serious problems in their relationship.
Obakeng’s teacher, Pontsho Malepane, described him as a focused and well mannered pupil.
“When other pupils were playing at school, Obakeng would rather keep himself busy with drawing or take some boxes to create an object,” said Pontsho.
Obakeng was a grade 2 pupil at Dan Tloome Primary School in Ikageng. 
In a particularly sad moment, his report card was handed over to his relatives at the funeral service. 


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