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April 22, 2024
LAW & CRIME

INDICTMENT AVAILABLE-PROSECUTION 

Maseru, Aug.07—A lawyer standing in for prosecution lawyer in a case in which two army members are charged with the murder of Lisebo Tang, which occurred in 2014 near the residence of Former Army Commander Tlali Kamoli at Ha-Leqele, Advocate Limakatso Mokhatholana on Wednesday told the court that an indictment for the case is available. 

This was after the case could not proceed in June this year as an amended indictment was not available as it had not been signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). 

Adv. Mokhatholana today informed the court that the indictment has been signed by the DPP adding that it has been filed with the court. She further added that the accused have been served with it. 

The case was initially handled by one of the foreign judges assigned to hear high profile cases Justice Kabelo Lebotse. He however resigned at an advanced stage of the case where he had already ruled that two of the accused Corporal Tjekane Sebolai and Private Selone Ratsiu have a case to answer.  

He acquitted their co-accused Private Kopano Matsoso indicating that the prosecution has failed to link him to the offences charged. The matter was eventually allocated to Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane. 

Apart from the murder charge, the accused who were guarding the residence of Kamoli on May 09 2014 are also charged with attempted murder of Tsépo Jane who was in the company of Tang on that fateful day. It is alleged that they shot and injured him.  

They are further charged with malicious damage to property for allegedly destroying Jane’s vehicle on the same day.  

The court is in this matter yet to hear arguments whether the case should start afresh. 

Ends 

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