Botha-Bothe, Sept. 07 — Mokhoro Mokheseng, a 38 year-old member of the Lesotho Correctional Service, is currently facing charges related to the theft of machinery valued at M12,000 from an office in Botha-Bothe.
According to the official charge sheet, Mokheseng is accused of violating the provisions of Section 65(1) in conjunction with Section 109 of the Penal Code Act no. 6 of 2010, specifically relating to housebreaking and theft.
The incident reportedly occurred on August 16, 2023 when the accused unlawfully entered a storage room at Botha-Bothe Correctional Services. He made off with an Orange STHL MS 382 machine (Chain Saw) and a green EB4500 Electronic machine.
Fortunately, the stolen machinery was promptly recovered before the accused could attempt to sell it, as it was discovered that his intention was to sell the stolen items. Mokheseng has been released on bail.
In separate news, Katleho Nchabeng, a 20 year-old resident of Levi’s Nek, has recently appeared before the Botha-Bothe Magistrate’s Court on charges of stealing a phone that belonged to Rets’epile Mosebetsane.
According to court documents, in April 2023 Nchabeng requested to borrow Mosebetsane’s phone, claiming that his phone’s battery had died and needed it to make a Mpesa withdrawal. However, once in possession of the phone, the accused promptly disappeared with it. Subsequently, he was apprehended by the police following a report by the victim.Nchabeng is facing charges related to theft under false pretenses. He was granted bail set at M750, which he has failed to pay, leading to his detention pending trial.