Lesotho Army Chief Dies In Office Gun Battle
Lt-Gen Khoantle Motšomotšo has died in a gun battle with two senior officers implicated in the killing of a former army commander two years ago, reports the Lesotho Times. The two officers were also killed in the gun battle.
Lesotho Times, 5 September 2017
LESOTHO Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lt-Gen Khoantle Motšomotšo, was shot dead on Tuesday morning during a gun battle with Lt-Col Tefo Hashatsi and Lt-Col Bulane… Read more »
allAfrica, 5 September 2017
Lesotho Defence Force commander Khoantle Motsomotso has been shot dead by his subordinates this morning, according an Al Jazeera report. Read more »
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Democracy Works, 1 September 2017
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Lesotho Defence Force commander Lt-Gen Khoantle Motsomotso.
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