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Foetus found in dustbin at NUL

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ROMA — A foetus was found dumped in a dustbin at the female residence at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) on Monday.
Police spokesman Masupha Masupha confirmed the incident.
He said the almost six month foetus was found by one the cleaners during her cleaning rounds.
“The cleaner informed us by phone and we rushed to the scene,” said Masupha.
Senior Inspector Masupha said investigations to find the culprit were ongoing.
He said investigations were fraught with difficulties due to the large student population at the Roma campus.
The acting dean of student affairs, Morapeli Mohanoe, said this was the third such incident to be reported at NUL over the past years.
Meanwhile, four men were on Tuesday slapped with a one-year jail term each or pay a fine of M1 000 each after they were convicted of house-breaking, according to local news agency, Lena.
The four, Thants’i Phororo, Motlalepula Chiliba, Ts’eliso Mara and Kamohelo Mokotla, were charged with house breaking with intent to steal.
According to evidence presented before the court, Phororo and Chiliba, who are security guards at Five Eight Factory in the Maseru industrial area, stole rolls of fabric together with other sewing materials.
The evidence further indicated that they sold the stolen property to Mara who asked Mokotla to transport it (property), adding that the goods were recovered at Mara’s place.
They all pleaded guilty and were all found guilty as charged because they acted in concert.
In mitigation, Phororo indicated that he took care of his elderly grandmother. He also said he had children who depended on him for sustenance.
The sentence was conditionally suspended for six months.
The case was before Magistrate ‘Makopano Taole and public prosecutor Mariam Seatile.
In a separate case, a 25-year-old man from Lower Thamae, Shepheseli Tsuoa, was on Tuesday sentenced to one year in jail or pay a fine of M1 000 after he was found in possession of dagga.
Tsuoa was arrested on 28 January after he was found in possession of 3.8 kg of dagga.
He pleaded guilty and was found guilty as charged.

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