Tebogo Louw Explains Why The Mob Killed His Brother. Idols SA former contestant Tebogo Louw revealed the sad news that he lost his brother over the Easter holidays who was beaten to death by the mob justice that accused him of stealing a Television in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.
The singer who had just released his debut album Ageless spoke of how this ordeal occurred at the wrong time since he just wanted his family to celebrate his musical journey and not drown in such sorrow of loss.
Louw confirmed the allegations saying that his brother and friends were accused of stealing a plasma TV and a laptop.
“They were beaten badly. This was a mob justice situation that got out of hand. I got a call from my mother’s friend on Sunday afternoon informing me that he was being beaten up and that I should come immediately. But obviously I couldn’t because I live in Pretoria and they are based in Stellenbosch,” he said.
Louw said he managed to speak to his mother only on Monday morning and that was when he received the sad news.
“This is a big blow for my family because my mother is not taking this well at all. She couldn’t even go and identify my brother’s body. My aunt went instead. I have to be strong for my mother,” he said.
Louw said he wanted his family to share in his success as a musician.
“I just wanted my family to enjoy my musical journey because it has been the hardest for me. We didn’t need this.”