Nteso killers get 20 years

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By Staff Reporter

The two police constables who were convicted for the murder of the former Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) head of internal audit, Thibello Nteso, were today sentenced to 20 years in jail without an option of a fine.

Moeketsi Dlamini and Monaheng ‘Musi were found guilty of the 2017 murder by High Court judge, Justice Moroke Mokhesi in December last year. The court also found them guilty of malicious damage of the deceased’s vehicle, which they riddled with bullet holes during the attack.

Nteso was gunned down in the vicinity of former Police Commissioner Molahlehi Letsoepa’s residence at Maseru West on February 6, 2017. He was murdered shortly after presenting preliminary findings of a forensic audit, which showed that more M170 million had been embezzled from LEC.

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They were members of the Lesotho Mounted Police Service’s Special Operations Unit (SOU) and were on guard duties at Letsoepa’s residence when the incident occurred.

Letsoepa fled the country after the May 2017 general elections which saw the Pakalitha Mosisili-led government booted out of office in a snap election that followed a successful parliamentary vote of no confidence.