I am really baffled….
Ever since I was called to Tshidi Mkwanazi’s home in Phiri Soweto last week, I have been asking myself how it can it be that police were called to the house to dig up bones by a community member. I mean two years down the line and only now police decide to act. Thing is , as far as I can remember Palesa Madiba’s family have been asking for police to allow them to do their own investigation and search every corner of that house, what happened? They were barred from doing that.
Indeed bones were found, whilst we cannot confirm who they belong to at this stage, we must ask ourselves what could have happened?
- How did the person who called the police know that there were remain buried there in the first place?
- Is it possible that the family had no clue why there were flies around the shallow grave?
Deep in the pit of my heart I wish that police can confirm that the bones are really Palesa Madiba’s so that they can find closure, so that they can bury her decently. I can only imagine what her mother must be going through. What this wait is doing to her…
To the rest of her family and friends thank you for never giving up.
I hope that someone will pay for all the pain that family has been through, and for the life lost in Palesa Madiba….
But for now we wait….
By Mpho Raphata