Six months for dump­ing baby

Lesotho Times - - News - Pas­cali­nah Kabi

A 20-year-old Thaba-tseka woman will spend the next six months in jail af­ter the court found her guilty of in­fan­ti­cide.

deputy po­lice spokesper­son ler­ato Mot­seki said Mon­tšuoe Moke­mane ap­peared in the Thaba-tseka Mag­is­trate’s Court on 9 June where she was con­victed and sent to jail with­out an op­tion of pay­ing a fine to gain her free­dom.

“Ac­cord­ing to ev­i­dence given in court, Mon­tšuoe Moke­mane gave birth to a baby-girl on the night of 6 June and dumped her in a toi­let in an at­tempt to con­ceal her birth,” Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said.

“How­ever, she was ar­rested the fol­low­ing day and ap­peared in court on 9 June. She was sen­tenced to six months in jail with­out an op­tion of a fine.”

Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki urged women to use con­tra­cep­tives to avoid un­wanted preg­nan­cies and com­mit­ting crime.

“It is im­por­tant for Ba­sotho women to use con­tra­cep­tive tablets, which are given freely in gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals. If one feels they can­not help but have un­pro­tected sex, they must use them to avoid com­mit­ting crime,” Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said.

In an­other crime which oc­curred in the same dis­trict, a 41-year-old Mane­ma­neng man was ar­rested dur­ing a joint-raid be­tween le­sotho and South African po­lice.

The two-day oper­a­tion took place from 7-8 June, dur­ing which the sus­pect was ar­rested.

“The joint-raid be­tween le­sotho and South African po­lice of­fi­cers was un­der­taken to re­cover live­stock stolen from South African farm­ers. A to­tal of 22 horses and four don­keys were re­cov­ered dur­ing the raid,” Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said.

“The man was ar­rested af­ter he was found with 12 horses sus­pected to have been stolen.”

The sus­pect is yet to ap­pear in court.

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