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Kamoli case postponed again

Former army chief Lt Gen Tlali Kamoli

March 6, 2021 2 min read

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THE matter in which former army boss Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli and eight other soldiers are among others accused of the murder of his predecessor Lt Gen Maaparankoe Mahao has been postponed to March 22, after the prosecution failed to provide some of the evidence required in order for the trial to proceed.

Justice Charles Hungwe from Zimbabwe rescheduled the matter because the Crown was unable to provide the defence with a record of proceedings of the Justice Phumaphe Commission of Inquiry from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

SADC facilitated the commission to look into circumstances surrounding the death of Mahao who was killed on June 25, 2015 in Ha Leketa, on his way from his home village Mokema on the outskirts of Maseru.   

In its defence, the army claimed that Mahao who was allegedly killed execution style by his former colleagues, resisted arrest.

The other accused soldiers include Motsamai Fako, Motšoane Macheli, Tšitso Ramoholi, Litekanyo Nyakane, Haleo Makara, Lekhooa Moepi, Marasi ’Moleli and Mohlalefi Seitlheko.

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They face multiple charges comprising murder, attempted murder, theft, obstruction of justice, damage to property, aggravated assault and risk of injury or death.
The case was postponed on several occasions last year after some of the accused filed a constitutional application in court which has still not yet been finalised.  

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