Doctor battles for life, son shot dead

Doctor battles for life, son shot dead

MASERU – A Mafeteng-based medical doctor is battling for his life at a local hospital while his son was shot dead by unknown gunmen during an attack at his home last week.
Dr Desmond Makoa, a general practitioner, was allegedly attacked by unknown people who thereafter poured an inflammable liquid on him and set him ablaze.
The attackers shot dead his son, Thakangoaha, before fleeing with his car.

Sources say Dr Makoa is being closely guarded by the police in the hospital ward.
Police spokesman Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli declined to comment whether Dr Makoa is under guard or not.
“I am not in a position to talk about that,” he said.

Mopeli said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.
He said police are still investigating the case.
And he appealed to the public to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the attackers.
The family declined to speak to thepost following the brutal attack.

The wife of the deceased, Mary Makoa, said the family had resolved not to speak to the media about the circumstances surrounding the attack.
The son has not yet been buried.

The vicious attack has sent shockwaves to the Mafeteng community and the country at large.
Dr Makoa is an experienced practitioner who has a wealth of knowledge in the medical field.

Staff Reporter

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