Reflections on the Socio-Economic Contnet of Medicine Murder in Lesotho.
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It was hoped that with the introduction of the death penalty for medicine murders in 1949, the increase of Christianity and education , medicine murder would eventually be eliminated in Lesotho. The reality has however proved to be different. The number of reported cases of medicine murder increased from an annual average of 8 in 1942-49 to 14 in 1952, and reached a record height of 16 in 1959. Thereafter, there was an annual average of 8 reported cases, up to 1965.