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Mum buries son’s skull

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THEY bought a huge coffin even though they were just burying a skull. And the family said it’s their culture to bury him as an adult.

On Saturday, while South Africa mourned the death of Madiba, Namanyane’s family buried the skull of their beloved son.

MPokoleng Marumo_159x240_BMohanoe Namanyane (33) had a big send-off on Saturday by the community he grew up with at Bolokanang Township in Petrusburg, 90km south-west of Bloemfontein.

Mohanoe’s mother, Mpolokeng Marumo, said she was relieved now that she had buried part of her son’s remains.

He was a friendly and popular character in the neighbourhood.

“We buried my son on Saturday in an adult’s coffin. The reason is that according to our culture, his skull had to be buried where adults are, not at the section where children are buried,” she said.

Mpolokeng said there were a lot of questions to be answered.

She said police did not investigate properly when she reported him missing in February.
The family spent over R1000 consulting traditional doctors to find where Mohanoe was.

The sangomas told the family Mohanoe’s remains were at a crossroads on a farm.

On 27 November the family found a skull without other bones. The skull was taken for DNA testing.