Escapes prison sentence as jails are full
Son of Etsha 6 Chief Joseph Seemeko was this week arraigned before Maun Customary Court facing a single count of theft.
Kabelo Seemeko, 23 an employee of Sefalana Cash and Carry wholesalers recently stole six bottles of perfumes worth P89.70. He did not waste any time as he pleaded guilty and agreed to whatever was said in court.
He however asked the court to be lenient with him saying he has a four- year old child to look after. He also asked this reporter not to publish the story as it was going to shame him and his family in Etsha.
Kabelo is said to have stolen the perfumes towards knocking off time and was arrested by alert shop security personnel.
He was given five strokes on bare buttocks as his sentence.
Still in the same court one Bongani Mkhwanazi of Boseja ward was also given five strokes for stealing a 750ml bottle of Omega Espado Tequila at the same wholesale.
The 23- year old told the court that he did not deliberately steal the alcohol but failed to say what lead him to commit the crime.
Court President Charles Letsholathebe told the two accused persons that he wanted to send them to prison but was recently told that the two prisons in Maun are full.
“You are lucky, if it was not that the prisons are full, I could be sending you there now,” he said.