• 28 December, 2018

By Kabelo Masoabi

Uncalculated reports show that most deaths that occur in the country were of people stabbed with knives and Christmas Day was no exception.

According to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service, disarming civilians especially teenagers and young adults (in particular males) has become a daily task via their Zero Tolerance campaign that is undertaken every week on various places.

These were the knives that the police stated were leading to untimely murdering of people since they were easily obtainable and affordable from local shops. Deaths mainly occur at public bars where disputes usually surface and as people are being robbed their belongings especially at night.

In recent reports, a man who works in South Africa met his death on Christmas Day after he was allegedly attacked and stabbed a number of wounds by unknown robbers at Liotloaneng in Leribe.

The family of the deceased also showed that their niece was also stabbed by the same men on his attempt to rescue his uncle whom he found lying on the ground with his intestines falling from the stomach. However, he survived the attack and was taken to hospital though his condition was described critical by the family.

“He had just arrived a day prior to his murdering and unknown attackers stole his money but left his cellphone. Also found at the scene, according to the mother of the deceased, was an Identification card whose owner had not yet been found,” she said.

Numerous knife fights were reported on radio stations from everywhere on Christmas Day that took place at different taverns and at homes. Some listeners suggested that a law that monitors the usage of knives and which types of knives should be sold at local shops should be drafted.

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