Oct. 26, 2022


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Kamoli treason trial postponed to November

Kamoli treason trial postponed to November

Former army boss, Lt Gen Tlali Kamoli

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    Accused soldiers languish in prison
    Co-accused Metsing and Mochoboroane are out on bail

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THE two senior political leaders and some members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who are charged with treason will finally have their day in court when their trial takes off on November 29.

The High Court is expected to hear arguments from both the prosecution and the defence until November 30.

The two accused political leaders include Selibe Mochoboroane of the Movement for Economic Change (MEC), and his Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) counterpart, Mothetjoa Metsing.

Mochoboroane is also the former Minister of Development Planning while Metsing is the former Deputy Prime Minister.

The two leaders are out on bail.

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Their co-accused soldiers including among others, the former army commander, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, and Captain Litekanyo Nyakane await the trial behind bars after they were denied bail.

The accused also face charges of murder, attempted murder, risk to injury or death, and aggravated assault. - LeNA


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