Double murder case drags to November

By: Staff Writer
2017-02-23
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Maseru - A case in which Lebohang Pitso of Ha-'Matsa, in the Qacha's Nek district is accused of murdering his two neighbours has been moved to November 11.

The High Court has postponed the hearing dates for the trial citing the presiding Judge 'Maseshophe Hlajoane's leave.

Pitso is alleged to have murdered 'Mamoloko Seeiso and her grandson Mosiuoa Seeiso sometime in 2013 in what appeared to be a ritual killing.

The court has so far heard evidence from seven crown witnesses including Pitso's younger brother Mandela Pitso and investigating officers.

According to evidence the Ha 'Matsa chief reported that two people in the village had been killed to one of the investigating officers Lance Sergeant Moloinyane of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service of the Sekake police post who was on duty on September 25.

He and a colleague went to the area where they were guided by the chief into one of the houses and found the duo killed.

He indicated that both 'Mamoloko and her grandson's throats were slit and that part of 'Mamoloko's scalp was removed from her head.Police investigations led to Pitso as the suspect and the Semonkong police who handed him over to the Sekake police arrested him.

The accused was questioned after which he led the police to South Africa where he indicated he had kept some of the body parts belonging to the deceased and these were later recovered from inside a shack he indicated belonged to him.

They were a human scalp stuck on the roof with a knife which allegedly belonged to the deceased woman.

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