Leribe woman ac­cused of mur­der

Lesotho Times - - News -

A 36-year-old Leribe woman who was ini­tially charged with at­tempted mur­der for shoot­ing her hus­band on 31 Oc­to­ber this year will now face mur­der charge af­ter he died in hos­pi­tal.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Lerato Mot­seki said po­lice re­ports sug­gested the hus­band – who was of the same age — went to Ha ‘Makhoarana in Leribe for a num­ber of days with­out in­form­ing his wife — ‘Man­thabiseng Nta­banyane.

“The man al­legedly spent days in Ha ‘Makhoarana with an­other woman with whom he fa­thered a child. This greatly an­gered the wife, and upon his re­turn, the sus­pect asked her brother to me­di­ate be­tween them,” Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki said.

“The man was ap­par­ently an­gered by the sug­ges­tion of an in­ter­ven­tion and re­fused to en­ter­tain his wife’s pleas. This al­legedly in­fu­ri­ated Nta­banyane – who took her hus­band’s il­le­gal firearm and shot him.”

She said the man was rushed to Mote­bang Hos­pi­tal but was later trans­ferred to Queen ‘Mamo­hato Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal given the se­ri­ous­ness of his con­di­tion.

“The man died on the day his wife ap­peared be­fore the courts for at­tempted mur­der charges. She was there­fore re­manded into cus­tody and now that her hus­band is dead, new charges will be read to her when she reap­pears in court on 15 Novem­ber this year,” added Se­nior In­spec­tor Mot­seki.

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