Motsekuoa murder suspects arrested

BY:  Thabiso Thaanyane

Mafeteng police have arrested a 42-years-old Mosotho man of Roma, Maseru concerning a cold blood murder of a 51-years-old female who was found killed and buried along the river bank at Motsekuoa, Mafeteng on 24th,  July, 2015.

The man who is a prime suspect in the case of murder of the late Miss Makalang Qhoqha a resident of Ha Thetsane, Maseru joins the two men who were also detained few days after the discovery of deceased.

It is alleged that the deceased had a love affairs with the 42-years-old suspect.

The deceased’s brother reported the missing of his sister on the 24th, July, 2015, the officer commanding Thetsane Police Station Senior Inspector Bakoena Sephula, said.

The report revealed that the deceased was last seen on 22nd ,July 2015.

According to S/Insp. Sephula the suspect was seen driving a vehicle belonging to the deceased, and immediately police suspected him.

When confronted the suspect failed to give clear explanation and was arrested.  

Police indicated that to their surprise, the suspect claimed to have bought that vehicle from the owner before she died.

Makalang was found murdered and buried along Qai Qai River in the district of Mafeteng and police discovered dead shells of a 9mm at the scene.

S/Insp. Sephula concluded by saying that the suspect was arrested and transferred to the Mafeteng police to face murder charge.

On the other hand the man who was found murdered and burned at Ha Pena-Pena, Maseru on the same day Miss Makalang’s body was found at Motsekuoa, was identified by a South African citizen Miss Mapula Lebepe aged 35 who is the wife of deceased.

The couple is residing at Pretoria North in South Africa; Mapula explained that her husband came to Lesotho on a business trip delivering a vehicle to a local businessman a week ago.

She mention that she went to the local mortuary led by Lesotho Mounted Police Service and identified deceased to be her husband Michael Fanyane Napo.

No one has held accountable for Napo’s murder, police investigation is still under process.


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