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Khetheng’s alleged killers in court

Former police boss Molahlehi Letsoepa remains at large

Feb. 6, 2020 1 min read

MASERU – The five police officers who are charged with the murder of Police Constable Mokalekale Khetheng were on Thursday ordered by the High Court to return to court on February 20 for remand.

The accused include Senior-Superintendent Thabo Tšukulu, Senior-Inspector Mabitle Matona, Inspector Mothibeli Mofolo, Sub-Inspector Haleokoe Taasoane and Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Tšeliso Moerane.

They are charged along with the former Minister of Defense Tšeliso Mokhosi and former Police Commissioner Molahlehi Letsoepa, who remains at large.

The accused are alleged to have acted in concert to murder PC Khetheng on March 26, 2016 in Mokhalinyane on the outskirts of the capital Maseru.

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Snr Supt Tšukulu, Snr Insp Matona, Insp Mofolo and Sub Insp Taasoane have been in custody at the Maseru Central Prison since their arrest in 2017.

Both Snr ACP Moerane and Mokhosi were released on bail by the High Court while Commissioner Letsoepa allegedly skipped the country to avoid arrest.

The matter, which continues before Justice Charles Hungwe will be heard from June 17 to July 10.

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