Man kills ex-girlfriend in cold blood

Modiehi Lehoko was shot and killed by her ex-lover.

SHARPEVILLE. – The Lehoko family from Tshepiso, Sharpeville, is still trying to come to terms with the cold-blooded murder of their daughter, Modiehi Lehoko (35) who was allegedlly shot and killed by her ex-lover in White City, Soweto recently.

It is reported that the jealous ex-boyfriend arrived at Modiehi’s residence and told her that their son had been involved in a car accident and had been admitted to Baragwanath Hospital. Modiehi’s younger sister, Phelekwa Lehoko (20), says that Modiehi went outside to gather her thoughts and that is when the ex-lover was able to carry out his plan, shooting her in the head and killing her.

Modiehi’s mother, Eva Lehoko is still in a state of shock and struggling to come to terms with the death of her first-born daughter. Photo: Moleboheng Chaha

“My sister was renting a room, so there were other people in the main house. They came out after hearing the gunshot and the landlord had an altercation with the culprit as he was also trying to kill my sister’s one-year-old son, and that is when he shot her in the arm. The landlord is still in hospital.”

The family says they are devastated by this vicious act as it had been three years since Modiehi and the suspect were separated. “She left him because he was controlling and abusive. He did not have to kill her because her three kids aged 14, 10 and one are now left without a mother.” Modiehi’s mother, Eva Lehoko (55) is still in a state of shock. It is said that the culprit has since handed himself over to the police. Modiehi will be buried on Saturday at her home in Tshepiso.

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