Karabo would want you to forgive her killer‚ says her friend
Naledi Shange | 2017-05-17 17:16:30.0
If Karabo Mokoena was here‚ she would ask that you forgive her murderer.
These were the words spoken by Neo Mohlabane‚ a friend of hers‚ at her memorial service at the Diepkloof Multipurpose Centre in Soweto on Wednesday.
Neo said that had Karabo been able to speak from the other side‚ she would say of her killer: “Nana‚ I have forgiven him.”
Karabo Mokoena was found murdered on April 29. She had been burnt beyond recognition in a ditch in Lyndhurst‚ allegedly by her boyfriend‚ Sandile Mantsoe. Neo told mourners at Karabo’s memorial service that she had seen Karabo on the weekend before she died.
They sat in her car. Karabo’s face was bruised after she had allegedly been beaten‚ Neo said.
Neo claimed that Karabo had told her that she may look good on the outside but she was broken inside.
“She said that she was hurting‚” said Neo.
She recommended that Karabo go for counseling but all she kept asking was how long it would take for her spirit to heal.
Neo recalled her last telephone conversation with Karabo‚ whom she called after receiving a text message from her. All she said was “my friend‚ eish” and hung up. After that‚ she stopped answering her cellphone.