HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO
the Honourable the Chief Justice Mr. Justice B.P. Cuilinan at Maseru
on the 15th day of August, 1988.
Crown : Mr. G.S. Mdhluli, Director of Public Prosecutions
Accused: Mr. S. Phafane
into account what learned Counsel has said on your behalf.
into account that you are a first offender.
one of the persons involved were heavily drunk. I will take such
drunkenness into account as I consider it a mitigating
deceased's derogatory and insulting remark was
a cause for provocation and I have taken account of that.
particular I take into account the fact that you have already been in
custody for 20 months. Assuming you have earned remission,
equates to a sentence of 2½ years imprisonment. i wish to
stress that I will take that into account.
you have committed a grave offence. You have taken another's life by
the use of a lethal weapon. In all the circurmstances,
lenient as I can be in the matter, and I stress once again that I
have taken your present detention into. account. I sentence
at Maseru on the 15th day of August, 1988.
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