VENTERSDORP – MEC for the North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari has vowed to get justice for the slain traffic officer, Provincial Inspector Motshidisi Mokotedi. The MEC was speaking at the funeral service of the late Mokotedi who allegedly was murdered a week before Christmas. She was attached to the recently established Eagles Unit of the traffic Directorate. Mokotedi was laid to rest on Friday, January 5th, 2024 at her family home in Boikhutso village outside Ventersdorp.

MEC Lehari says that perpetrators “of this heinous crime will face the full might of the law. The only way that we can all get closure is if justice takes its course. What happened to Mokotedi, a dedicated officer of the law, should not go unpunished. We will ensure that this case is followed to the latter and the department will continue engaging the family and give support throughout the process”, said MEC Lehari to the many people who attended the funeral.

“It is not only that she has departed but also the manner in which her demise came. This is unsettling and should be condemned, our society has no place for this kind of brutality towards women, children and the vulnerable,” said MEC Lehari.

Motshidisi Mokotedi’s lifeless body was found after she reportedly failed to show up for work. The discovery was made by the police after her colleagues went on search mission following her unusual disappearance.

“Officer Mokotedi was a dedicated official, who has been with the department for over a decade. Her path was always set for greater heights, you could see it even in her conduct at work, which is why we had to act fast when she went missing because that was unlike her. She was always on time and reliable at all times more so during the festive season when all traffic officials go beyond the call of duty to serve our communities,” said the Road Traffic Management Director, Paul Stone.

The funeral was attended senior management of the Department including HOD, Dr Hans Kekana, Chief Director Molefi Morule under whom Ms Mokotedi served and fellow traffic officers from all the districts.