The recent death of Kagiso Moswaane from COVID-19 has ignited tension between his family and that of his long-term girlfriend, Kgomotso Tshetlho. Kagiso is Francistown West Member of Parliament, Ignitius Moswaane's son.
This comes after Moswaane accused Tshetlho of engaging a private doctor to poison his son while he was hospitalized at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital. Tshetlho, through her mother, denied the allegations.
Speaking on behalf of her pregnant daughter, Lilian Griesmeir said it is not possible to hire a private doctor to attend to a patient at Sir Ketumile Masire Hospital. She said Moswaane is only concerned about inheriting his son’s estate.
Tshetlho has been evicted from the house she shared with Moswaane’s son for seven years in Tlokweng.
Griesmeir said on the day that Kagiso died, the MP for Francistown West asked Tshetlho to connect him [with Kagiso] through a conference call. They failed to reach Kagiso, but Moswaane continued the conversation with Tshetlho revealing that he had long advised Kagiso to transfer the estate to a holding company.
Moswaane also claimed that Tshetlho locked the Tlokweng house she lived in with the deceased, a claim Griesmeir denies.
“When they made their way to Francistown in preparation for Kagiso's burial, it was necessary to leave the house locked,” Griesmeir said.
The Griesmiers further allege that Kagiso's siblings approached Tshetlho demanding access to Kagiso’s estate. After the funeral, Moswaane is said to have approached Tshetlho, requesting to perform a cleansing ritual at the house in question. When asked, MP Moswaane said it is a family tradition to perform a cleansing ritual for their son to rest in peace.
“So far, they have made it impossible to do so,” he said.
On the issue of estate, MP Moswaane said his son was working for the family business.
Moswaane also said he has a right to his son’s estate.
Kagiso is survived by his girlfriend, Tshetlho, a child and his family.