R v Moloi (Rev. Case No. 144/99 C.R. 135/99)

Media Neutral Citation: 
[2000] LSCA 6
Judgment Date: 
1 January, 2000

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Review Case No. 144/99 C.R. 135/99

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO


In the matter of:

REX

v

TANKISO MOLOI


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.


T. MONAPATHI

JUDGE

8th November 1999


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