EFF MP’s daughter dies after being raped and poisoned

Everson Luhanga

The adopted daughter of EFF MP Kenny Motsamai was abducted from her home on Monday last week by a man she knew and trusted.

Lindokuhle Makhotshi, 14, described as a bright girl with aspirations to be a lawyer, was later raped and poisoned by the 25-year-old suspect.

Speaking to Scrolla.Africa from their home in Katlehong, Lindokuhle’s father Motsamai said he was broken. He said he would love to see justice for his daughter, who had her life taken abruptly.

Motsamai said the man came to their home and left with his daughter. “We didn’t know where she had gone and we didn’t know who she had gone out with,” he said.

“When it got late, we started panicking and we all went out as a family to look for her. While some were still away looking for her, Lindokuhle arrived and told us the rape ordeal she had gone through.”

He said Lindokuhle also told them that the man had given her slap chips and a bar of chocolate after the rape.

The food items are said to have been laced with rat poison.

Motsamai said the family took her to the police station to lay criminal charges against the man.

“While we drove her for a medical check-up, my daughter started foaming and complained of stomach pains.”

He said the family became worried when she started foaming at the mouth. By the time they arrived at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, she couldn’t sit on her own.

She was later admitted to the intensive care unit. “We hoped she would come out alive and tell more about what happened but she died last week Wednesday,” he said.

Motsamai’s wife Mantombi said she adopted Lindokuhle when she was three months old after the little one lost both her parents in a period of three months.

“Although she lost her biological parents, she has never known any parents other than us,” she said.

“Motsamai was still in prison at the time she was adopted. We loved her deeply,” said Mantombi.

The suspect was arrested and charged with rape and murder.

Gauteng provincial police spokesperson Dimakatso Sello confirmed the matter and said police are investigating rape and inquest dockets. One suspect was arrested and has already made a court appearance at Palm Rigde Magistrates’ Court.

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