Lesotho Times

Top cop remanded on bail


Brian Chiwanza

LESOTHO Police Staff Association (LEPOSA) president, Inspector Molibeli Damane, who is facing attempted murder charges, was on Tuesday remanded to 1 December 2015 by Maseru Lerato Ntelane.

The 48-year-old officer, who is out of custody on a M1 000 bail, allegedly shot his wife Matsepo (26) in her office last month, seriously injuring her in the process.

After the attack, which took place at the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) Centre in Maseru, Insp Damane was arrested, while his wife was rushed to Tšepong Hospital.

Part of the charge sheet read: “At or near LNDC, on 22 October 2015 with intent to kill, did shoot and inflicted wounds upon Matsepo Damane (26).”

During the hearing, prosecutor Rethabile Khaile told Ms Ntelane that the docket for the case was still in the possession of the police.

As a result, Ms Ntelane resaid: “The court expects to be updated on the status of the case, the complainant and the ballistic evidence.”

Inspector Damane was elected LEPOSA president in April this year.

Thaba-Tseka man jailed for reckless driving

A TWENTY-FIVE-year old Thaba-Tseka man was last Thursday sentenced to two years in prison for reckless driving.

According to police spokesperson, Senior Inspector Clifford Molefe, Limpho Putsoane (25) was jailed after failing to raise the M2 000 fine imposed by the Thaba-Tseka Magistrate’s Court.

“Limpho Putsoane appeared before the Thaba-Tseka magistrate on October 29 charged with reckless driving. The court found him guilty of the charge and sentenced him to two years with the option of a f M2 000 fine,” Snr Insp Molefe said.

In another crime story from the same district, a 40-year old man was sentenced to six years in jail for stock theft.

According to Snr Insp Molefe, Teboho Tekane appeared before the Thaba-Tseka Magistrate’s Court last Friday charged with stealing 13 sheep.

“Tekane was found guilty of the charge, and sentenced to six years in jail with the option of a M6 000 fine. After failing to raise the fine, Tekane was immediately taken into custody and is serving his time.




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