Grisly de­tails in mur­der trial

Lesotho Times - - News - Tefo Tefo

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer who in­ves­ti­gated a dou­ble mur­der case in Qacha’s Nek yes­ter­day nar­rated to the High Court how he dis­cov­ered two dead bod­ies whose throats had been slit three years ago.

Sergeant Charles Moloinyane was tes­ti­fy­ing in a case in which Le­bo­hang Pitso of Qacha’s Nek, is fac­ing dou­ble mur­der charges for al­legedly killing ‘Mamoloko Seeiso (90) and her grand­son Mo­siuoa (7) in Septem­ber 2013. Sergeant Moloinyane told the court that on 25 Septem­ber 2013, he was on duty at Sekake Po­lice Sta­tion when he re­ceived a re­port that a crime had been com­mit­ted at Ha-‘matsa in Qacha’s Nek.

“We at­tended the scene and upon ar­rival we got into a ron­davel house in which we found two dead bod­ies ly­ing in a pool of blood,” Sergeant Moloinyane said.

“I dis­cov­ered that ‘m’e ‘Mamoloko’s throat was slit and part of the skin on the right side of the head was re­moved.

“The small boy’s throat was also cut and we took both corpses to Mach­abeng Gov­ern­ment Hospi­tal’s mor­tu­ary,” he said.

He said the in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that Pitso was the cul­prit, “but we could not find him at the time at his place.”

“We sent mes­sages to all po­lice sta­tions in the coun­try in search of him and he was later ar­rested in Se­monkong.

“He told us that he kept some of the items that in­cluded the head skin of ‘m’e ‘Mamoloko and the knives he used to com­mit the of­fence in Car­letonville, South Africa.”

“Upon ar­riv­ing at Car­letonville he took us to a shack that he said be­longed to him.

“In the shack he pointed at the roofs where the skin was hang­ing with a knife, while another knife was put on the ta­ble. He told us he used the two knives to com­mit the of­fence,” he said.

Sergeant Moloinyane said Pitso nar­rated to the po­lice how he killed the de­ceased.

“He said he got into the house and found the old lady sleep­ing. He went to her and cut her throat and re­moved part of the skin on the head.

“He then pro­ceeded to the boy af­ter sus­pect­ing that the boy might have recog­nised him and he also cut off his throat.”

The case was post­poned to 28 Novem­ber 2016.

The case is be­fore Jus­tice ‘Mase­shophe Hla­joane and Ad­vo­cate Mo­let­sane Lenono is prose­cu­tor.

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