7 extradited to Lesotho

2011-04-19 12:01

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Bloemfontein - Seven fugitives will be extradited to Lesotho on Tuesday after fleeing the country in 2009, police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said.

"Our Interpol office received a request from the Kingdom of Lesotho during April 2009 for the extradition of the seven fugitives who are wanted for murder, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms and the contravention of the Internal Security Act of the Kingdom of Lesotho," he said.

The men allegedly conspired to kill the Prime Minister of Lesotho. They were escorted out of South Africa at 10:00 on Tuesday by members of the Interpol Fugitive Desk.

The group fled Lesotho through the Mozambican borders in 2009 but were arrested in the Free State shortly after.

They had been in custody since their arrest pending the application for extradition by the Lesotho authorities, Naidoo said.

Earlier this month the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court ordered that Alberto Makwakwa, Angelo Mondlani, Mangani Malenge, Abel Nhatsave, George Thomas, Francisco Alberto Mandlate, Rocky Anthony Masinga be extradited to Lesotho.

- SAPA
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