CRI/S/10/89
IN

THE

In the matter of

HIGH

COURT

OF

LESOTHO

:

R

E

X

V

SELLO

MOSOEUNYANE

J U D G M E N T

Delivered by the Hon. Mr. Justice M.L. Lehohla
on the 22nd day of November, 1989.

The accused in this case was charged with the crime of
assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
He appeared before the magistrate in the Subordinate
Court - T.Y. where he pleaded guilty as charged. In
brief the facts show that on the 6th July 1989 the
complainant Mosiuoa Seemahale aged 10 was herding donkeys
and in the process rode on one of the accused's donkeys.
It is
this event that infuriated the accused with the
result that he assaulted this young man. The assault was
so great with a whip that one Thabo Seboka intervened
but the state of the child's injuries were such that he
underwent hospitalisation from 7th of July until
August 1989.
The doctor who examined the complainant formed the
opinion that a blunt instrument was used with force to
inflict injuries that the complainant suffered. The
doctor among the observations that he made found that
there were severe contusions on the child's body and more
particularly on the left eye which the doctor found or
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