Karabo Mokoena’s mother, Lolo, has spoken out for the first time after the tragic death of her daughter. In an interview with eNCA’s CheckPoint, Lolo said that when Karabo’s boyfriend, Sandile Matsoe, beat her up for the first time, she wanted to confront him about it. She said Karabo came home with a swollen forehead.
“Karabo said to me: ‘No, Mama, this guy is crazy.’ “‘Just leave him, it’s okay,’” she said.Even though the 22-year-old woman returned bruised and swollen, Lolo said she would always say, “It is well, Mom.”“I just want to ask him what gave him the right to do this to you,” she would tell Karabo.
Her mother says she tried several times to convince Karabo to leave Mantsoe, who had been physically abusing her.