Tweeps slam Katlego Bereng’s father. Tweeps believe Batho Mpholo, the father of Katlego Bereng, is seeking attention and just wants to benefit off his son’s passing after he requested a publishing deal after learning of his death.
Mpholo tweeted: “I need somebody who can help me write a book. The title of it will be “The Gap”. My life has been full of gaps. Somebody please”. This was after he announced his son’s death on Twitter on Saturday, 22 April.
A tweep @katli_mathule said: “Katlego Bereng’s deadbeat father likes the limelight okare (like) a struggling influencer”.
Tweeps slam Katlego Bereng’s father
This comes after Mpholo disclosed in various interviews that Bereng was raused in the Free State by his mother and grandmother and that he hadn’t spoken to the deceased until he was 28 years old in 2018.
Author @JackiePhamotse also tweeted: “Iyoooo I have watched these interviews on Katlego’s family but the father takes the opportunistic cup! The man never went looking for his son, doesn’t even know his grandkids. He didn’t even know how to describe his son. But, he is the first to want money from the state”.
@JeannetteNtuli: “I am trying also not to be insensitive, Katlego has passed away but I saw the dad’s Twitter, not even where he is asking for people to help him look for his missing son”?
@fairnessbwb1: “We’re just saying, for someone that abandoned the lady at 2 months pregnant and started connecting with mother and son recently, he said 2017/18 maybe he should let those who raised him, mom and Gran to be forward and he takes the back seat as always.”
@Lynette_SA: “I’m glad someone is mentioning it. No mention of his son missing on his Twitter page either.”
@UncleMwitzz: “I was one of the people who got defensive when this issue was first raised but after getting the full story. The Father is an opportunist. His Twitter timeline has never indicated at any point that he had a missing son. I pray for justice. He does not deserve to eat from the lawsuit.”
Katlego Bereng family wants answers
The father of Katlego Bereng, whose body Thabo Bester used to escape from prison, Batho Mpholo, demanding to know how his son passed away.
Mpholo said asked in an interview with the ENCA: “The truth and nothing but the truth. How did Thabo Bester get hold of my son’s body if he was in a government mortuary.”
He continued by saying he didn’t accept the police’s explanation for what had happened to his son, who had vanished in April 2022.
Mpholo continued by saying that because the family has not yet seen his body, they are unable to begin planning a funeral. While being questioned by SABC, Monica Matsie, the mother of Katlego Bereng Mpholo, started crying.