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Jan. 29, 2022

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Top cop sexual offence case postponed

Top cop sexual offence case postponed

The Maseru Magistrate's Court

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  • The trial failed to take off on Thursday as the witness who was due to testify requires a Spanish interpreter
  • Arrangements are being made to ensure the interpreter is secured for next hearing date

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DEPUTY Commissioner of Police (DCP) Paseka Mokete who is accused of sexually molesting a junior female police officer will finally have his day in court on February 7 when the Maseru Magistrate’s Court hears the matter.

The trial failed to take off on Thursday as the witness who was due to testify requires a Spanish interpreter who was however, unavailable.

Arrangements are nonetheless being made to ensure that the interpreter is secured for the next hearing date.
It is alleged that sometime in April 2021 during an incident that occurred at the National Assembly in Maseru, Mokete unlawfully touched the complainant’s buttocks.

It is further alleged that Mokete also assaulted the female colleague who holds the rank of Inspector before dragging her and throwing her into his vehicle.

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Mokete is alleged to have also torn the complainant’s uniform (pants) during the incident.

He is out on bail.

The trial continues before Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Murenzi. LeNA

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