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Kelebohile Hlalele needs counselling to deal with her dreadful experience.Photo by Ishmael Ntholeng  ~ 

KELEBOHILE Hlalele watched her mother and daughter being killed in front of her.

That memory hasn’t left her. Instead it plays over and over in her mind, especially at night.

“I thought that once they were buried things would get better. I thought maybe I would start to forget but the pain is not going away. Instead I’m haunted by my daughter’s voice,” said Kelebohile.

Daily Sun published the story on 18 April headlined: Family killed for being poor.

The 32-year-old mother from Clocolan, in the Free State said she wants to go for counselling but doesn’t have the money.

Kelebohile said she was paralysed after giving birth to her daughter.

“I dealt with the fact that I would not be able to walk again. I was happy that I still had my baby and was consoled that she would one day look after me.”

Kelebohile said a thug stormed into their house in April with a gun and demanded money from them.

“When my mum (62) told him that we had no money, he shot her in the head, with my daughter (3) and our foster son (23), who was also in the house.

“I still have voice recordings of my daughter that I listen to when I miss her. I am asking for help from SunReaders to go for counselling because what I lived through haunts me day and night. I talk to people to feel better but when I go to sleep at night the memories come flooding back.”

Police spokesman captain Phumelelo Dhlamini said no one has been arrested.

She said Kelebohile can request counselling at the station. “We will arrange with our police social worker to counsel the family,” said Dhlamini.

Anyone with information should report it to CrimeStop on 08600 10111.

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