Six  more soldiers quizzed

Six more soldiers quizzed

MASERU – SIX more soldiers have been quizzed in connection with the January 2014 bombings at the homes of the now First Lady ’Maesaia Thabane. Thabane’s neighbour at her Moshoeshoe II home had her house bombed on that night.
The bombings also happened at the then Commissioner of Police Khothatso Tšooana, who is now the principal secretary for the Ministry of Police.
Two children were injured during the attacks.

Police spokesman Inspector Mpiti Mopeli confirmed to thepost that the soldiers were questioned this week, starting from Monday.
At the time of going to print four of the six had been released with the remaining two still answering questions.
“It is true that the soldiers are helping the police with investigations. However, I cannot give any further information,” Mopeli said.
The former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) boss Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli has already been charged with 14 counts of attempted murder in connection with the same bombings.

The commander of the LDF special forces, Brigadier Ramanka Mokaloba, has also been questioned over the same bombings barely two weeks ago.
The police have not released the other suspects but in January 2014 they asked Lt. Gen. Kamoli to release eight soldiers for questioning but he refused, thereby souring relations between the two security agencies.

Apart from Brig. Mokaloba other suspects were the then Captain Tefo Hashatsi (who died this year as Colonel), Second Lieutenant Nyakane, Second Lieutenant Hlehlisi, Major Ntlele Ntoi (who is now Brigadier), Major Tumo Lekhooa (now Lieutenant Colonel), Corporal Mokhesuoe and Private Moleleki.

Staff Reporter

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