MASERU — T&T Security company director, Jason Tlali, has fallen out with his son Tlali Tlali whom he accuses of spreading malicious rumours about him.
Tlali also said his son who is the coordinator of Face of Rajoc, a beauty pageant company, has been trying to sabotage his security company.
The son has since left T&T Security to join M&A Security, a rival company.
Tlali said his son has been spreading rumours that he is having an extramarital affair with a married woman.
He said his son started spreading the rumour after he helped a woman who was fighting with her husband at the Pioneer Mall in December.
The woman, Tlali said, escaped into his car when she was being attacked by her husband.
The enraged husband then threw stones at Tlali’s car before fleeing.
Tlali said after that incident his son started telling people that he was having an affair with the woman he had helped.
Asked why his own son could maliciously spread the rumours, Tlali said the son is on campaign to sabotage T&T Company because of jealous.
Tlali said his son has been bitter since he squandered money he had saved for him since he was a toddler.
He said his son, like the Biblical prodigal son of Jesus’ parable, pressured him to give him the money he had saved for his future.
Together with his wife ’Matlali, Tlali then signed off the funds from an insurance company to their son.
“We were hoping that, since he was well off and was working at T&T, we should transfer the funds to his children’s trust,” Tlali said.
“He pressured us to give him the money and we gave it to him.”
He said his son used the money to open a beauty salon called Rajoc “which he mismanaged until it collapsed”.
“This boy is bitter because, after leaving this security company, he has become broke.”
Tlali said tens of thousands of maloti disappeared from T&T Security when his son worked there.
“He even attempted to sell my car in Gauteng, South Africa. I alerted the police and they stopped that.”
“He also made false claims that I have died. I think he wanted to swindle an insurance company,” Tlali said.
He said the son has now joined a rival company, M&A Security, and is hell bent on sabotaging T&T Security.
Tlali said he had e-mails which he claimed were written by his son to T&T customers introducing M&A Security, saying he was no longer associated with T&T as he had sold his shares.
He denied ever being in love with the married woman.
“I know that all this wrong information, which is false, came from my own son Tlali,” the seemingly agitated father said.
The T&T Security’s operations manager, Silas Maliehe, has corroborated Tlali’s explanation that the woman had taken refuge in the car as she was running away from her angry husband.
“People came and watched and it seemed they were not aware of who was attacking who,” Maliehe said.
“They only dispersed when I produced a gun and a police officer in plain clothes arrested that man,” he said.
The son told the Lesotho Times yesterday that his father was telling lies.
“This is a blatant lie,” he said of his father.
“I stopped working for T&T around 2004 or 2005, a long time ago and I do not know what is happening in it and I do not care,” he said.
“It is the people, his workers that he does not pay, who come to me saying I should tell him to pay them. I am not sabotaging the company.”
He said he is highly trained in security business and he is not broke to an extent that he can seek money through illegal means.
“As for his injury at the mall, the man who beat him up came to me and told me that,” he said.
“I do not spread rumours. I am not a rumour monger.”