Lesotho officials appear in court on various charges

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Former Lesotho minister Minister of Finance Dr Mamphono Khaketla appeared briefly in the Maseru Magistrate’s Court on Thursday with her co-accused Thabo Napo. They are charged with soliciting a R4 Million bribe from a fleet service Lebelonyane which was to supply government with a vehicle while still Finance Minister.

Meanwhile, there’s been a breakthrough following the appearance of a suspect in court accused of the assassination of Lesotho Army Commander Khoantle Motsomotso. The court also had to deal with the case of former Defence minister Tselisos Mokhosi who along with four other policemen are accused of the death of deceased policeman Mokalekale Khetheng.

Tseliso was released on bail but skipped the country in fear of his life.

The developments in Lesotho come as the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) prepares for urgent Troika meeting in Pretoria on Friday, to which Lesotho is expected to top the agenda. The summit is held as a result of the recent political development in Lesotho.

– By SABC TV Desk