MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND
COMMUNITY SERVICE SUITABILITY REPORT
NAME: Leboea Sekhulumi
OFFENCE: Culpable Homicide
VILLAGE: Kubake - Mohale's Hoek
HEADMAN: 'Masello Maphokoane
COURT: High Court
The Probation Officer submits this report which was
compiled based on interviews conducted at Kubake in Mohale's Hoek.
Leboea, his mother 'Masello, neighbours 'Manno Komane,
'Matumelo Likhoeli and Thetso Malekelle were interviewed. Also
were the Headman 'Matau Mphokoane and her two assistants
Thabo Mafaesa and 'Matsiu Thamae.
FAMILY AND PERSONAL DETAILS
Leboea's family is comprised of his mother, his sister
Khothatso aged 15, brothers Shadrack and Sakula who are aged 11 and 8
Khothatso dropped out to school when doing standard 5
because of financial problems. Shadrack is in standard 4 and Sankula
standard 3. Their brother Leboea is the one who is the
sole bread winner and provider of all the family needs.
Their father passed away and their mother has no stable
source of income as she engages in doing menial jobs.
Leboea is employed in brick making business owned by a
certain Mr. Mohapi Mohapi at Ha Potsane. Leboea nearly lost his job
he attended a case in Maseru, his employer thought he had
deserted. Leboea is the family's breadwinner and this job is the only
of his income.
Leboea has however decided to stop drinking as a result
of the offence he committed.
The community regards Leboea as a responsible citizen
despite the offence he has committed. According to them this was the
for him to be involved in this type of behaviour. In their
opinion Leboea should be given a chance to serve his sentence within
community as his being in the community poses no threat to the
peace and stability in their area.
This sort of behaviour was also observed by the
Probation Officer during an interview that he had with him.
Leboea fulfills almost all of the essential criteria as
specified in Section 14(1) of the C.S. rules and therefore he truly
to be given a chance to serve his sentence by way of
Leboea too welcomed the idea of Community Service Order
and has pledged his commitment to serving the sentence to the best of
H. Date: August 18, 2000
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