Lesotho Charges Soldiers for Commander's Murder

Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao was ambushed and shot by his peers from the Lesotho Defence Force near his farm in Mokema in June 2015. His widely condemned killing kick-started a chain of events that resulted in the Southern African Development Community establishing a commission of inquiry to probe the murder and the instability in Lesotho.


Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli, left, is under investigation for killings by soldiers on his watch, while some of them have been charged with the murder of Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, right.

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