Mafeteng crime reports

BY: Bonang  Lekaota

MAFETENG: Palane Tsinyane (37) of Ha Ranko, Sekameng at Tšakholo was arrested by Police Mafeteng suspected to have stabbed and killed Malefane on  27 December , 2014.

Police investigation revealed that on the same day Tsinyane accompanied one traditional teacher to his home where they found the late Malefane and eight men already awaiting for them at about 2000 hours.

They (Traditional teacher and Malefane) told their colleagues that Tsinyane behaved badly at the initiation school.

 The deceased and other men locked the door and assaulted Tsinyane who stabbed Malefane and died on the spot.

The report showed that Tsinyane was the shepherd of the late Malefane.

He was due to appear before the Mafeteng magistrate court on 30 December, 2014.


MFETENG: Tšeliso Rantsie (40) of Siloe Ha Rantsie appeared before magistrate Letsika and Public Prosecutor Jonathan on 22 December, 2014 charged with murder of his uncle Lelingoane Rantsie (80) of the same village.

Police investigations discovered that the late Lelingoana has been using the field of Ts’eliso for many years.

On 2 December, 2014 the suspect claimed his field back, then the quarrel started, as a result Lelingoana  fought  the suspect (Tšeliso)  with a spear, then the suspect  hit the deceased with a lebetlela stick.

Lelingoana was taken to Mafeteng government hospital and later transferred to Queen II Mamohato Memorial hospital where he died at night of the same day.

Tšeliso was granted bail by the High court of Lesotho.

Tšeliso Rantsie is a civil servant of the Government of Lesotho.