[LISTEN] Thoriso was not violent, but rather a gentle musical man says his dad

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, the father of 27-year-old Thoriso Themane who was allegedly attacked and killed by teenagers at Flora Park in Polokwane, Limpopo, described his son as a peaceful man who loved music.

According to reports, four teenagers were arrested in connection with Thoriso's murder, including a teen who posted a video on social media boasting that no one will do anything to him because his father is a policeman.

Themane says he has no idea why would anyone want to kill his son because he was not a violent person and never stole from anyone.

Read: Limpopo Edu Dept confirms teen bragging about Themane killing has been arrested

I don't know could've stirred this vicious attack on my son, I still have to get answers to those questions.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

He says he is relieved that the four had been arrested hoping that this would bring justice for his son and closure for the family.

Read also: Thoriso Themane's death highlights the scourge of vigilantism in SA

Maybe this would bring closure because if these arrests were not made it would torturous to us and we would remain with questions which we would not answer.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

Even though this would not bring my son back, at least we will know the truth.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

Read: Thoriso Themane's friend says he is traumatised by his senseless killing

Themane says Thoriso suffered from asthma and this brought the two closer together as his son needed care throughout his life.

I have three children and of the three Thoriso was closer to me because his academic abilities were not as stronger as the three and he had health issues.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

I think I loved him more than others. We channeled all our love toward him because we wanted to support him.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

I would like him to be remembered as a loving man, a musical man who was generous in helping others who do not have. He wouldn't want to see anyone hurt, he was soft-hearted.

Pastor Mahlapahlapana Themane, Thoriso Themane's father

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