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Phamotse, Tsatsanyane bros in court for illegal gun

MP Dr Mahali Phamotse


Nov. 27, 2020 1 min read

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TWO Members of Parliament and a prominent Maseru businessman who face charges of brandishing a loaded firearm at the National Assembly premises are expected to reappear in the Maseru Magistrate’s Court on December 14.

The accused who include Dr Mahali Phamotse and Mokherane Tsatsanyane along with his younger brother Moorosi Tsatsanyane were this week released on free bail by the same court.

It is alleged that the two MPs were found in possession of an unlicensed pump-action rifle that was loaded with two rounds of ammunition at the National Assembly premises on November 6.

Although details of what actually transpired still remain sketchy, but it is alleged that for some reason, Moorosi gave the loaded weapon to his older brother who was with Phamotse in her vehicle.

MP Mokherane Tsatsanyane


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The court ordered that the seized vehicle and firearm would only be released to their owners upon provision of documents proving their legal ownership.

The accused were granted bail on the basis of their status as MPs and a renowned entrepreneur. The court believes that the trio will not abscond and will stand trial to finality.

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