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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Slain Mexican mayor sacrificed herself to save family

When gunmen burst into her home, the freshly-installed mayor of Temixco, south of Mexico City, told them to leave her family alone and surrendered to them, witnesses recalled.
Gisela Mota, who lived with her parents, was still in her pajamas on Saturday morning when the masked commando jumped a wall and stormed the house.
The 33-year-old single woman's parents were home along with her newborn nephew, whose grandmother was preparing to give him a bottle.

The assailants beat up her relatives until Mota "gave herself up so that they would let the others go," said the mayor's mother, Juanita Ocampo.
"I told them that if they wanted to kill me, they should kill me first," Ocampo told reporters. "But she told them, 'I am Gisela.' They took her because she was very brave."
But the triggermen pulled Mota from her bedroom, took her to the living room and killed her in front of her parents. Her desperate father ran after the killers.
Mota's murder has become a tragic symbol of the threats mayors face across Mexico and the violence that has engulfed Morelos, where drug cartels fight turf wars while kidnapping and extorting citizens.
Mota was killed just one day after taking the oath of office amid hopes among supporters that she would fulfill her promise to curb crime in the city of 100,000, known for resorts and water slides, just two hours from Mexico City.

But the left-of-center mayor became one of the victims of the gangland violence that has plagued the city, as authorities blamed Los Rojos drug gang for her murder.
Her home stands out among the other houses in the humble neighborhood. It has a rustic wooden door and a brick oven on the patio.
Neighbors recalled that on the eve of her murder, Mota had celebrated her new job with music and dancing.
"The next morning, six shots were heard. We thought it was firecrackers. But we heard them scream that they killed Gisela," said Pablo Ortega, a 48-year-old neighbor, who said seven armed men had arrived in a car.
Shortly after the murder, the police killed two suspects in a shootout and arrested three others, including a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old woman.

Morelos Governor Graco Ramirez said Los Rojos killed Mota as a warning to other mayors who back his controversial plan to place state and municipal police under a "unified command."
Ramirez praised his late colleague from the Democratic Revolution Party as "independent and combative."



Source: AFP

108 comments:

Dinma Peace said...

RIP

Ivy Godspower said...

RIP brave one



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Dennis Glory said...

God, save us from Violence please...

Ngene Olivia said...

Hmmmmmm. RIP to her











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Funmi Ambode said...

Brave woman.

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charles obaze said...

A leader indeed
Rip

Babylawyer. said...

What a leader
She would hav been remembered after her tenure had she led. R.I.P ma'am.

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Emamo said...

Chai rip**

augustine muta said...

wow... her family will never 4get her

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

She is brave..RIP beautiful woman..








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STERN said...

Such a rare gem

Bibian Obunse said...

Such a brave woman, may her soul rest in peace...

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Brave woman, may her soul rest in peace.

sir flawless said...

so pathetic, may her soul RIP.

SHORTEST DUDE said...

Xhai!
Sorry ma

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Awwwwwwnnn wat a luv.....
RIP

SHORTEST DUDE said...

Happy birthday

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May her soul rest in peace.


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Demo Akpe said...

Too bad, may her soul R.I.P

Miss Riatty said...

Very sad.....R.I.P mayor

Anonymous said...

What about her security details.Mexico is a jungle being ran by drug cartels.There is no way she wouldn't be killed after promising her people that she would fight crime.Fighting bad guys means one has to prepared always and leave a solatory lifestyle.Tim28

Farah Oputa said...

Diablo and Diabler men at work.....
RIP Mayor!

tosisochukwu said...

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Akachi chidi said...

Bravely...Believe

precious uche said...

Wat a tragic loss, RIP 2 d dead

vinna saviour said...

May her soul rest in peace...that's a huge sacrifice

Emmy Blu Modesto said...

Signs of rapture in 2016

Adejoke fasasi said...

People can be so mean.
I dont know hw u look a fellow human being in the face and kill them.
RIP Mayor










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Louis O KinGs said...

May her soul R.I.P

Are killers would get same though. It will only take time.

Louis O KinGs said...

May her soul R.I.P

Are killers would get same though. It will only take time.

Uzodave Startech said...

She fought a good fight with dignity and hope. #IRepLIB

Williams Okikiola said...

The tree of #freedom are watered by the blood of the matrys...
goodnight woman
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STELLA JOSEPH said...

so u mean what we see in telemundo actually happens in mexico? they need to work on their security. rest on mam

Anonymous said...

Poor soul . May she rest in peace.

Kelzz09 said...

Wow...Such bravery!!! May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nna na wa o! May her soul restrest in peace. Linda take note!

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

RIP..She has made heaven!











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Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

RIP..She has made heaven!











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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat Jesus did for us all


...merited happiness

lindauche said...

may her soul rip

Nnenne George said...

Ok!.... Now what next???

Attah Andrew Attah said...

may her Brave soul rest in peace amen..

Boniface Onwuma said...

So sad.

Sharon Luke said...

Mota may your soul rest in peace

Babatunde Benjamin said...

May her brave soul rest in peace, I know my GOD would raise another to fight nd defend the right of his people nd justice will sure have is stay. May his Divine grace be with d families left behind.

chuloo20200 Papa Chu said...

Pray that your killers be apprehended. Rest in Peace

Anonymous said...

What a world

NWA MBAKA said...

Enter your comment...what a wicked world. RIP brave woman

Ebuka Emmanuel said...

God bless her soul.






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Mayberry said...

May her soul RIP
Trust me d killers will nt go unpunished

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cynthia kama said...

SAD!rip

Okbye.

Damolia De Best said...

So Sad :( May Her Soul Rest in Peace !!!











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cheltreacy said...

Crime all over d world, God have mercy.

Sharon Luke said...

Mota,may your soul rest in peace.

Chinenye Divas said...

Rip

Paul Ocheke said...

God will rest her soul and help her family to bear the loss... Double your hustle

Jasmine Joseph said...

Kai that's why dis useless Mexico will always be backwards and impoverished, RIP

OMIDAN ABBY said...

Guess maybe some of her promises to fulfil while in office triggered those bastards against the attack. May her soul RIP

Etheal Okpa said...

What a brave woman! Mexico I soooo hate that part of the world!

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

She is a heroine.

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efere erere said...

Oh my! Ds is really sad

Odoh Chidimma said...

RIP

judith said...

May her soul rest in peace

steven paul said...

What a brave woman she is may her soul rest in peace n for dem dat killed her God isa watching dem

Precious Denta said...

The heart of men r indeed evil. May her soul rest in peace. AMEN

Julie- babe said...

Chai! What a sad ending, may her soul continue to rest in peace for heroic behavior.

princess Stella said...

RIP to the mayor. That was brave sacrificing yourself.

Nnadi Chinazor Stephen said...

she is a great person to be remembered
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Solomon Chukwuka said...

What a wicked world

Vivian Reginalds said...

Well she's dead so too bad!
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Solomon Chukwuka said...

Z wicked world.....R...I...P

Ogunnaike Kazeem said...

Eh yah

danex said...

it's such a pity. young life cut short. RIP dear.

kingsareborn2rule said...

Enter your comment...Such a waste......what pleasure do we derive from killing?






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HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Nawa ooo... Mexico is becoming a haven for gangsters.

Olisa Francis said...

A. Brave and exemplary lady .. Nigerian leadership , take note ..

Halfcast Boy said...

Ok Rip

Oshiolo 1 of Belema kingdom said...

RIP to the Brave and Gallant woman.

Biodun Ajayi said...

Good one.

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu young woman, hmmm politics . Rip ma

dami llionaire said...

May her soul rest in peace....

Odey Patrick said...

Noted.

EDOHO said...

May her soul RIP

PRESIDENT's DAUGTHER said...

Wawu such a brave woman RIP hope the devils re brought to face the law

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhh...may her soul rest in peace

Ann Anthony said...

Rip.....heartless killers,ur end shall be worst

Nevoh Anthonia said...

Poor woman! May her gentle soul rest in peace.

emmanuella onwudinjo said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

ossyd2 osamede said...

So sad, RIP

temitope faizat said...

Eyah... such a brave woman Rip

temitope faizat said...

Eyah... such a brave woman Rip

merit edeki said...

Eya...kpele

obasi martins said...

She is not dead but alive in the bossom of the Lord. Death has no power over believers and heroic women of this stout courage to confront death and ask it literally, " where is thy sting?"

JENNY IKEJI said...

What about her security details.Mexico is a jungle being ran by drug cartels.There is no way she wouldn't be killed after promising her people that she would fight crime.Fighting bad guys means one has to prepared always.

Pesin Pikin said...

Touching...R.I.P. ma'am

Victor Emeka Isaac said...

I'm still thinking what people gain from taking one's life








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owakah (A.KA. Innosometin) said...

RIP

Leslie said...

RIP

Chinwedu said...

Enter your comment...RIP

Leslie said...

RIP

Leslie said...

RIP

Leslie said...

RIP

Demo Akpe said...

What a waste of life, too many drug barons in Mexico

Tomi Abike said...

RIP

uche ekwulugo said...

Even mr self dey wonder.. wetin be d gain ehnn


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Angel Makiz said...

rip...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Ade Olasengbe said...

Very brave woman, may her soul rest in peace.

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