Mafeteng- Mafeteng Magistrate Court has sentenced Pitso Ntlhakana, 29, of Kolo, to one year imprisonment or pay a fine of M2,500 for an illegal possession of a firearm.
Evidence before court shows the Tsakholo police met the convict on the way to a nearby village where upon his being searched they found a 7.65mm gun.
The gun, which was loaded with two rounds of ammunition, had its serial number rubbed off. Ntlhakana was arrested following his failure to produce relevant documents allowing him to possess the weapon.
In mitigation the convict pleaded guilty as charged asking court to give him light punishment as he is a first offender.