Review Case No. 144/99 C.R. 135/99
IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO
In the matter of:
Review Order No. 1 /99 In Mohale's Hoek District
ORDER ON REVIEW
This has come before me on automatic review and I certified that the proceedings were substantially in accordance with real and substantial justice. But the sentence was too harsh and excessive in the circumstances. It was Considered that Accused was a first offender, the injuries were moderate and complainant was merely treated as an out-patient. Assault although done with intention to do grievous bodily harm and unprovoked it did not call for highest sentence the learned magistrate felt he could impose.
Sentence accordingly reduced to four (4) years imprisonment without option of a fine from eight (8) years without option of a fine.
8th November 1999
CC: Magistrate Mohale's Hoek
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