7 extradited to Lesotho

2011-04-19 12:01

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.

  • Paradoks - 2011-04-19 12:23

    ...."fled Lesotho through the Mozambican borders"... FFS News24 can you not proof read your own reports? Looked at a map recently? Lesotho is hundreds of kms from Mozambique with South Africa inbetween. Inexcusable poor journalism.

      Justin - 2011-04-19 12:28

      I live in Lesotho and I assure you we are no where near Mozambique - utterly shameful reporting I agree - come on News 24 catch a wake up

      daaivark - 2011-04-19 12:36

      I'm no longer surprised by the shocking inaccuracies in reporting.

      Fred Basset - 2011-04-19 13:21

      Unfortunately, this is the "copy / paste" world we live in. Journalists seem to have lost the ability to read & write intelligibly.

  • Wes - 2011-04-19 13:54

    The journalists or so call... must write there names under the headings next to the date so we can see if its the same twat or a group of twats. No wonder the public get totally confused.

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