Five shots dead in famo war

Lesotho Times - - Front Page - ’Marafaele Mohloboli

FOUR men and one woman were shot dead in a bar in Ha se­oli on mon­day evening.

it is sus­pected the shoot­ing was famore­lated and all the de­ceased are be­lieved to have been mem­bers of the seakhi group, whose feud­ing with the Terene gang over brag­ging rights has claimed dozens of lives coun­try­wide.

Two of the men and the woman died at the crime scene while the other two passed away at Queen ’mamo­hato me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal where they had been rushed to by well-wish­ers.

The woman (24), was a Ha se­oli res­i­dent, while two of the men aged 34 and 50 years, were from mo­hale’s Hoek and Koro-koro, re­spec­tively. The Le­sotho Times could not im­me­di­ately es­tab­lish where the other two men were from.

Po­lice spokesper­son Clifford molefe con­firmed the shoot­ing, which he said took place at around 8pm.

“it hap­pened when two men barged into the shop and opened fire. The shoot­ers im­me­di­ately fled the scene. How­ever, the mo­tive of the shoot­ing is still not known and the owner of the shop luck­ily es­caped un­harmed,” se­nior in­spec­tor molefe said.

How­ever, snr insp molefe said he did not know if the shoot­ing was linked to a raid that took place in maseru city cen­tre the same day.

“There was a raid (at a cer­tain mu­sic pro­duc­tion house) ear­lier on mon­day where four men were ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of a 9mm pis­tol. since none of them claimed own­er­ship of the gun they were all ar­rested,” snr insp molefe said.

snr ins molefe could also not say whether or not the shoot­ing was part of the famo turf-war, which con­tin­ues to claim the lives of both the mu­si­cians and their fans.

“in­ves­ti­ga­tions are un­der­way and a case of mur­der has been opened, but no ar­rests have been made as yet,” he said.

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