Justice for Oratile Kekeletu: Family speaks out

Johannesburg – The family of 20-year-old Oratile Kekeletu who was fatally stabbed, allegedly by a woman, on Sunday in Mohlakeng allege she was harassing him.

Kekeletu’s aunt Dineo Maselwa said her nephew was not in a relationship with the woman.

“She was apparently harassing him and we were not aware, as boys don’t usually talk. What we hear is … she wanted a relationship with him …. Oratile didn’t want her.

According to community patroller, the woman had been seen at night where Oratile went to perform.

“So, she would wait for Oratile outside, a couple of times the patrollers chased her away, asking her what she wants in the early hours. They told us they know the lady and they have caught her three times walking outside. There was a time when she found the gate locked and tried to force it open. Apparently these things have been happening for a long time and we were not aware,” she said.

Kekeletu, who lived with his grandmother in Mohlakeng, went to perform in Randfontein and at Rooftop Junction on Saturday.

“On Saturday, he came to my place with my son and his cousin and they were excited. He told me he was going to perform and … that was the last time I saw him alive. He was excited because they were going to these two gigs,” she said.

“When Oratile got back from his performance, coming home, that’s when he came across the lady who was apparently sitting somewhere with her friends and she saw him … she confronted Oratile and his brother.”

Following a heated confrontation Oratile was stabbed. On Sunday, at about 4am, Dineo received a call that he had died.

“When we got there the nurses told us there was nothing, he arrived dead. He was stabbed once close to the heart and he died, that’s how we lost Oratile,” she said.

Police spokesperson Capt Kay Makhubele confirmed that a 30-year-old woman was arrested at about midday on Sunday.

“Upon arrival, police officers were informed that the victim and [woman] had a fight …  The victim succumbed to his injuries,” he said.

A murder case has been opened.

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