El­derly chief, wife bru­tally killed

Lesotho Times - - News - ’Marafaele Mohloboli

A 78-year-old chief of Ha Kholoanyane and his wife (75) were bru­tally killed in their Matelile home on Fri­day last week.

ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesper­son Clifford Molefe, the vic­tims’ grand­daugh­ters aged 13 and 19, were al­legedly raped by the as­sailants who re­main on the loose.

ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesper­son Clifford Molefe, the vic­tims were stabbed “by some sharp ob­ject” given the na­ture of their wounds.

The Le­sotho Times has with­held the names of the de­ceased to pro­tect the iden­tity of their sur­viv­ing sus­pected rape vic­tims.

“We are still try­ing to es­tab­lish what could have been the rea­son be­hind th­ese at­tacks. Up to now, no ar­rests have been made in con­nec­tion with the tragedy,” Se­nior In­spec­tor Molefe said yes­ter­day.

The in­ci­dent, he added, could have taken place around 11pm and Se­nior In­spec­tor Molefe said any­one with in­for­ma­tion that could help bring the per­pe­tra­tors to book should con­tact the po­lice.

“We are not sure as to how many as­sailants could have been in­volved in this un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent, but we could be talk­ing of three men, at most,” he said.

“The as­sailants will be charged with mur­der and rape once found and we are work­ing night and day to bring them to book and en­sure that jus­tice is served for the vic­tims.”

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