MASERU – A 40-year-old man, Nts’upa Nts’aba from Mazenod Ha-Sekepe, who is also the education counselling officer in the Mafeteng district, appeared before the Maseru magistrate court on October 15 accused of killing a 23-year-old man from Mafeteng.
He is still in custody waiting to re-appear in court on October 24. Deputy police spokesperson superintendent Mareabetsoe Mofoka told the media on Monday October 21.
According to Mofoka, the deceased crashed into the suspect’s car at Ha-Mants’ebo and passed. The suspect went after him and when they reached Ha-Masana the suspect shot at the deceased’s car and in the process shot and injured the victim who then lost control of the vehicle and died on the spot.
In the same district, a 62-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Setibing both appeared before the Maseru Magistrate court on October 16 accused of forcing the woman’s 15-year-old granddaughter into marriage. Both were asked to pay M700 bail but failed.
They are still in custody waiting to re-appear before the court on October 23.
Mofoka said the granny organized the marriage with one village lady who she asked to accompany her granddaughter to collect firewood and by the time they reach the secluded spot the man will be waiting for them. On their arrival the lady pretended to be sick and left the girl.
The mission was accomplished and the girl forcibly got married.
The man’s grandmother reported the matter to the village chief who passed the message to the police leading to the arrest of the suspects.
Meanwhile, a housebreaking and theft incident took place at former Minister of Police, Mampho Mokhele’s apartment in Maseru-West on October 14 where a bedroom suite, fridge, kitchen scheme and six couches were stolen, police say.
“Further investigations are in progress and we plead with anyone with information to report to any police station”, said Mofoka.