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Official Burial for LDF Commander

Maseru – The late Brigadier Bulane Sechele and Colonel Tefo Hashatsi who allegedly assassinated their Commander this week before they met their death at Ratjomose Military Base will be buried like ordinary citizens.

The Acting Commander of Lesotho Defence Force LDF Major General Lineo Poopa, said there will be no official funeral for the two men, but the slain Commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso’s official funeral will be on Thursday next week at Ha Lesaoana in Botha-Bothe official.

Lieutenant General Motsomotso, who served the LDF since December 18, 1980, died four days away from his 57th birthday as he was born September 09, 1960, and he is survived by his mother, wife and two children.

Lieutenant General Motsomotso died when the two other deceased allegedly stormed into his office accusing him of selling them to the police, reportedly following an order to have suspects in the killing of Lisebo Tang, who was shot next to former Army Commander’s home at Ha Leqele, where her boyfriend was badly injured in 2014 to report themselves to the Police Headquarters.

The order was part of implementation of the Southern African Development Community SADC decisions to have those accountable in the crimes that pertained to the political and security instability in the country put before courts of law including suspects of August 30, 2015 attempted coup, and assassination of former Commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao.

Hashatsi and Sechele were both implicated in Lieutenant General Mahao‘s death, and according to preliminary information by government, Sechele and Hashatsi stormed into Lieutenant General Motsomotso‘s office, held a short heated conversation which was followed by a number of shots that raised alarm to the Commander’s body guards.

The bodyguards reportedly then shot at Hashatsi and Sechele, and Sechele died on the spot while Hashatsi ran outside, stood by the wall trying to take cover, but collapsed and died on the way to hospital, and the Commander was also found dead in his office.


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