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Convicted Native

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations on what ground Headman Lekameleng Kegapetswe of Letlhakana Village, Boteti River, has been arrested and imprisoned in Bechuanaland.

Lekameleng Kegapetswe is not a headman. He was convicted by the Native Authority for calling a meeting which, under native law and custom, only headmen may do and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. He did not appeal against the sentence.