Criminal Law – General

Rex v Thai (CRI/T/34/05) [2017] LSHC 36 (12 December 2017);

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Criminal law – charges of murder and attempted murder – accused having pleaded not guilty to both charges – the defence being that of alibi – cross-examination on crown witnesses having been suggestive of the presence of accused at the scene of crime – This line of cross-examination by the accused having been in sharp contradistinction to his defence of alibi – circumstantial evidence leading to the exclusive inference that accused is the culprit.

Held:

The accused is found guilty as charged.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                                     CRI/T/34/05

 

In the matter between

 

REX                                                                                                                                    

 

AND

 

LEKHOOA THAI                                                                        ACCUSED

 

 

Khetsi v Director of Public Prosecutions (CRI/T/0079/14) [2017] LSHC 35 (24 November 2017);

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Criminal Law – application to dismiss charges for want of prosecution-Crown having failed to prosecute its case within time prescribed under Speedy Court Trials Act – The Act affording the charged person the right to apply for dismissal of indictment where the Crown has failed to comply with its provisions – Crown having resisted the application.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

(HELD AT MASERU)

CRI/T/0079/2014

In the matter between;

 

RETS’ELISITSOE KHETSI                                          APPLICANT

 

AND

 

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS           1ST RESPONDENT

DIRECTORATE OF CORRUPTION AND

ECONOMIC OFFENCES                                     2ND RESPONDENT

Masilo v Rex (CRI/A/0008/17) [2018] LSHC 29 (30 August 2018);

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  1. This is an appeal against a criminal conviction and sentence imposed upon the Appellant by a Magistrate of a Senior Magistrate Jurisdiction in the district of Maseru.  the trial proceedings were in consequence of the criminal charge which the Crown had preferred against him in that he had contravened Section 83 (1)(a) and (b) No. 8 of 2010.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU

                                                                                                CR/1052/13

                                                                                                    CRI/A/0008/17

In the matter between;

 

THABANG MASILO                                                                   APPEALLANT

And

Moholobela v Director of Public Prosecution (CRI/T/0150/18) [2018] LSHC 27 (16 April 2018);

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

(HELD AT MASERU)

CRI/T/0150/2018

In the matter between;

 

SELE MOHOLOBELA                                        1ST APPLICANT

SENGAPHA KOLOTSANE                                   2NDAPPLICANT

 

AND

 

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS             RESPONDENT

 

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT

Thabane v Her Ladyship Maseforo Mahase ACJ (C of A (CRI REV) 2/20) [2020] LSCA 10 (29 May 2020);

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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

HELD AT MASERU (ONLINE)          C OF A (CRI REV) 2/2020

                                                                                           

In the matter between:

 

THOMAS MOTSOAHAE THABANE                        1st APPLICANT

KHAUHELO MOLAPO                                        2nd APPLICANT

THUTO MAKHOOANE                                       3rd APPLICANT

Mpetsana v Magistrate Khoeli (C of A (CRI) 02/2019) [2019] LSCA 21 (31 May 2019);

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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

 

HELD IN MASERU                            C OF A (CRI) 02/2019

In the matter between:

 

SEHLOHO MPETSANA                              1ST APPELLANT

MOABI SEKEITI                                      2ND APPELLANT

EREMANE MOCHOOANE                         3RD APPELLANT

      

And

Sarele v Rex (C of A (CRI) 2 of 2015) [2018] LSCA 26 (07 December 2018);

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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF LESOTHO

 

 

HELD AT MASERU                        

                     C OF A (CRI) No. 2/2015                                                        

 

CRI/T/49/2010

 

In the matter between:-              

 

 

TLHALEFO SARELE                                       APPELLANT

 

and

 

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