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Dec. 6, 2021

LINEO MABEKEBEKE

2 min read

Metsing evades court

Metsing evades court

LCD leader, Mothetjoa Metsing

Story highlights

  • Court issues warrant of arrest for the LCD leader
  • KC Teele says he has no idea where his client disappeared to

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MOTHETJOA Metsing, leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) is a wanted man after he failed to appear in the High Court on Monday in a matter in which he is challenging to be joined in a case against five soldiers who are accused of among others, the murder of a police officer.

His co-accused, Selibe Mochoboroane who is leader of the Movement for Economic Change (MEC) showed up alone.

The High Court has as a result issued a warrant for Metsing’s arrest.

His lawyer, King’s Counsel (KC) Motiea Teele told the court that he had no idea where his client was, adding that he last communicated with him on Sunday night.

KC Teele said he was therefore leaving matters in the court’s hands, confirming that Metsing was fully aware of Monday’s appearance.  
Metsing who also the former Deputy Prime Minister together and Mochoboroane who is the Minister of Development Planning have trying to secure immunity from prosecution but all their attempts have been in vain.

The two have had their joinder in the criminal trial delayed following a series of applications, some of which ended up in the Court of Appeal.

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Recently, one of their appeals was dismissed by the Court of Appeal, while another one was struck-off the roll.

If joined, they will be accused alongside former army commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli together with Captain Litekanyo Nyakane, Lance Corporals Motloheloa Ntsane and Leutsoa Motsieloa.
The five soldiers are accused of the murder of Sub-Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko during an incident that occurred at the Police Headquarters in Maseru on August 30, 2014.
 

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