By Staff Writers
Maseru, March 24 (The Night’s Watch) – Eight years after Lehlohonolo Scott committed crimes of unspeakable horror, justice has ultimately prevailed for the families of the two boys he brutally killed.
Scott can now expect to face a long time in prison after he faced judgment on Tuesday morning.
The High Court found him guilty of murdering fellow Koalabata residents, Moholobela Seetsa and Kamohelo Mohata, in January and June 2012 respectively.
It brings 8 years of anguish towards a conclusion.
He was also found guilty of escaping from Maseru Central Prison on October 14, 2012, while awaiting trial.
What happens next?
Scott will have to wait until June to know how long he is going to spend in prison. The court said it will hand down a sentence on June 24.
Long road to justice
Scott and his mother, ‘Malehlohonolo Scott, were arrested on July 12, 2012, following the discovery of Seetsa and Mohata’s mutilated bodies in Koalabata.
The mutilation of the bodies led to speculation the two had been killed for ritual purposes.
Scott later escaped from prison.
After almost two years on the run, he was arrested in Durban on April 6, 2014, and lost his fight against extradition on May, 5, 2015.
He was extradited to Lesotho in October 2015.
The High Court convicted ‘Malehlohonolo of conspiracy to murder. NW