KGOMOTSO’S WISH to wear Buti’s wedding ring was meant to come true on Saturday.
But now she is dead . . . although Buti has not forgotten his promise to his beloved Kgomotso.
SHE WILL GO TO THE GRAVE WITH HER WEDDING RING SHINING ON HER FINGER.
Kgomotso Motsepe (44), from Mmakau, near Ga-Rankuwa, was supposed to stand in front of the priest and see her man put a ring on her finger.
As promised, Buti Kau (47) had bought the rings and promised to be her man for life.
But then Kgomotso died in the Dr George Mukhari Hospital. Buti has not let the sad passing of his future wife and the mother of their six children get in the way of his promises.
He called the two families together and finished paying lobola yesterday, the way things were supposed to be on Saturday.
“On the day of her funeral she will be buried with her ring,” he said.
Buti said he was shattered when he heard his wife-to-be was dead. “Things were looking bright for us. We have been struggling since 1985 to have our big day and now that it has arrived, she has been taken from me.”
Kgomotso’s younger sister, Bella Maseko (40), told Daily Sun the only thing she and her sister spoke about was the wedding.
But then they got the news that she had died.
“I got a call to say my sister was dead. I has just spoken to her in the morning and she was happy and didn’t sound sick.”
Kgomotso was taken to hospital on Saturday by her boss.
Bella said that when the Kau family asked them to proceed with the negotiations they accepted without hesitation.
“Buti is our brother and he loved and took care of our sister. We had no reason to deny his family’s proposal.”
Yesterday morning the two families exchanged gifts and Kgomotso became a member of the Kau family.
Norman Motsepe (64), the dead woman’s uncle, said they were very happy to meet the Kau family.
“We appreciate that Buti’s family loved our daughter.”
Obed Kau (72), Buti’s uncle, said they will take care of Kgomotso’s children. “According to our tradition the children’s surnames will be changed to ours. After the funeral we will change their birth certificates.”