§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how many Africans were executed in Basutoland during 1960 for ritual or medicine murders; how many had their death sentences commuted; and how these figures compare with those of 1956 for this British High Commission Protectorate.
§ Mr. Sandys
In 1960 14 Africans were executed in Basutoland for ritual murder, and 7 Africans convicted of such murders had their death sentences corn-muted. The corresponding figures for 1956 were 7 executed and 11 commuted.