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Police spokesperson Inspector Mpiti Mopeli

Crime briefs

Man kills wife’s boyfriend


THE police recently arrested a 28-year-old man from Matukeng, in Leribe District for the murder of his wife’s boyfriend.

Reports indicate that the man caught the now deceased in a compromising position with his wife.

He reportedly broke into the house through the window as the wife refused to open the door and a fight erupted upon his entry.

The deceased, a 26-year old from Thaba-Tseka was reportedly overpowered and killed in the fight.

The accused remains in police custody awaiting his court appearance.


A 24-year-old, Mohato Tekane, from Checha in Mokhotlong District was recently slapped with three year jail term after he was found guilty of forgery.

It was the state’s case that Tekane applied for a job with the Lesotho Mounted Police Services where he took a forged Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE) but he was then asked to bring the original for an interview.

According to police spokesperson, Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli, the police investigations revealed that Tekane had faked his certificate and did not even sit for the LGCSE examinations.

The magistrate sentenced him to three years in prison with the option of a M5000 fine to be paid by 31 March. His sentence was also reduced by half on condition of good behaviour.


A 29-year-old woman, Makatleho Mafereka, from St. Monica’s in Leribe District was given free bail when she appeared before the Maseru Magistrate’s Court to face charges of possessing stolen sheep.

Reports indicate that, the police found six sheep at the accused’s residence and she was arrested.

The six sheep were later on handed over to the owner while she awaits trial from home.


Reitumetse Mokone (18) and Rethabile Motena (22) from Lesobeng in the Thaba Tseka district were on 2 March remanded out of custody on M300 bail when they were dragged before the magistrate court facing charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl from the same village.

They managed to raise the money and will now appear before the same court on 14 March for trial.

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