Almost a week after the tragic death of Mapula Meiki Khune, Itumeleng Khune’s sister, Khune’s mother Florah Khune, has finally spoken up about what happened on that fateful day.
Florah Khune has been shattered by the death of Mapula. However she has opened up about what happened on that fateful day. Florah Khune says a 17 year old boy went to Mapula for assistance with his homework. Mapula left him to be aasisted by her cousin while she went to bed.
“He wanted her to help him with his homework. I directed him to where Mapula was. Her cousin came later and helped the boy as Mapula told him she had a vision. She had a vision about ambulances, fire trucks and the police”
Mapula is reported to have said that she had a vision of the firebrigade and police before she went to bed.
Khune’s mother speaks out about Mapule’s death
Hours later, at around 5am, Florah says neighbours were calling them about the fire but from the main house they thought everything was fine. They even dismissed the firebrigade thinking they had the wrong address. Unfortunately their worst fears came to life when they realised the backroom was actually on fire. By then it was too late and Mapula died in the fire.
The 17 year old was arrested but the NPA dismissed the case.
“What transpired today is that after going through the docket, the NPA realised that there is no sufficient evidence for us to institute a prosecution. So the docket has been sent back to the police for further investigations. The suspect will be led free,” North West NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothan said.
Mapula’s burial was scheduled for Thursday depending on forensic revelations.
North West police spokesperson Col Adele Myburgh highlighted how the cause of the fire still hasn’t been identified.
“She was found in the room at the back of the home. It is just the room and bed that was damaged by the fire. We still haven’t determined the cause of the fire. Our forensic team was on site yesterday. They will inform us whether it was an electric fault or it was man-made.”
Itumeleng Khune has been granted time off to deal with the family matter. Chiefs’ communications manager Vina Maphosa releaswd a statement to that effect
“From Kaizer Chiefs Football Club we send our condolences to Itumeleng Khune and his family‚” Maphosa said.
“As the club, we have mechanisms to work with players when they are faced with challenges‚ and we have instituted all that to support the player. We are with the family during this trying time.”