Famo mu­si­cian gunned down

Lesotho Times - - News - ’Marafaele Mohloboli

PO­LICE have launched in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the fa­tal shoot­ing of 37-year old famo mu­si­cian Tae­mane Cle­ment Moeko from Pu­lane in Tey­ateya­neng.

Po­lice spokesper­son Su­per­in­ten­dent Clif­ford Molefe told the Le­sotho Times a man was shot at Ma­put­soe bus stop on Sun­day evening around 8.30 pm.

The man was later iden­ti­fied as Mr Moeko, pop­u­larly known as “Diaz” or ‘Mo­hale oa Li­ol­ing’ who was renowned for songs such as Hela Koro and Tae­mane oa se­bo­holi.

Mr Moeko’s friend and fel­low artist Ma­sia Ra­makhula said the shoot­ing had left them puz­zled as the de­ceased was a peace­ful man who had no known en­e­mies.

“We are still com­ing to grips with this tragedy be­cause we don’t have sus­pects as we search for answers to our many ques­tions.”

“I can­not say for sure what re­ally hap­pened but we were told that he had just left his place in Tey­ateya­neng for Ma­put­soe.

“His car broke down and he went to get a me­chanic to fix the prob­lem and buy elec­tric­ity when sud­denly gun shots were heard from the di­rec­tion that he had taken. He was found dead,” Mr Ra­makhula said, adding he is sur­vived by his wife and two sons aged 6 and 10.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Molefe said they were ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the pub­lic to come for- ward with “in­for­ma­tion that could lead to the ar­rest of those in­volved.”

He said there were many peace­ful ways to re­solve mis­un­der­stand­ings in­stead of vi­o­lence and killings.

“Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to seek jus­tice be­fore the courts of law if other am­i­ca­ble means can­not be fol­lowed,” Supt Molefe said.

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