HC Deb 25 January 1961 vol 633 c33W
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.

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