The deceased was a resident of Khubetsoana and is said to have been shot by an unknown man who is alleged to be a member of the Lesotho Defence Force.
According to one eye witness, the deceased was shot dead on the compound of one popular public bar at based in Khubetsoana.
It is reported that the conflict began when the suspect and his friend were asked for an entrance fee which is M5 per person, but they refused to pay but after some time decided to pay.
An eye witness further told Informative after a short period, the two left the bar and went to their car which they claimed was stuck and pleaded with some of the people in the compound to help them push it.
When the car would not start they asked the men who had been pushing the car to watch it while they went to get a tow.
It is reported that this is when the deceased approached the two with the aim to check on them but was met by his death.
During an interview with Informative the deceased’s mother, ‘Makhojane Noosi, said her son had been home the whole day preparing for his exams, and while going out she had left him indoors but on arrival she found he had gone out.
“I had no doubt he had not gone far as he had not even taken the key with him which is what he would do if he was to return late,” she stated.
“His friend came knocking at my house during the early hours of the morning. I asked him where my son was but he did not say anything instead begged me to open the door for us to talk, that is when I was told my son is late,” she said sobbing.
Noosi said they went and reported the incident to Mabote police.
“I just followed them to the police station but even today I cannot say I heard what was said, the only thing that keeps going in my mind is that a military person has killed my son and they had torched his car,” she added.
In conclusion she said she is well aware that many lives are lost through firearms, and at many a times such cases are never followed especially when the suspect is part of national security.
Senior Inspector Masupha Masupha confirmed the incident that a Toyota 4×4 van had been burnt down after the two exchanged words which led to fighting. He said it is reported the two fought over a girl, and the suspect later fled.
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