Councillor fatally stabbed



Moliehi Teleka

MASERU – A councillor was fatally stabbed on October 9 after unknown intruders comprising a woman and three men entered his house at 7 pm.

According to Police Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli, a 55-year-old woman from Qalakheng 2 knocked at the counsellor’s house and his wife suggested they allow her into the house.

On entering the house, the family realised the woman was with three men. Sensing danger the wife suggested that they offer the intruders some money to leave them unharmed. The councillor handed an undisclosed sum of money.

The intruders tied-up the councillor’s wife, together with her 14-year-old granddaughter and grandson aged 12 before severally stabbing the victim with a knife.

The unidentified gang then fled the scene in a white van before the children cried to alert neighbours to come to their rescue.

Police said of late women are being used in criminal activities as most people assume women cannot harm anyone.

Mopeli said police are still looking for the assailants and asked anyone with information that could help investigations to report to the nearest police station.



Mother beats minor son to death

Moliehi Teleka

MASERU – Police report that 24-year-old Pati Nts’oane, a woman from Ha Molalanyanye Motse-Mocha appeared before the court on 10 October, accused of fatally assaulting her eight-year-old son on 2 October.

The child died on 5 October due to injuries sustained during the beating.

His body showed scratches from the beating while one of his feet was burnt.

Nts’oane is awaiting trial on 24 October while in custody.

“Child abuse has now reached its peak and we warn members of the public to be on the look out for such cases and report them immediately even if it involves biological parents abusing their children,” Police spokesperson Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli said.



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