A 22-year-old father, accused of brutally killing his two biological minor daughters, is expected to hear his fate over bail today (Friday) in the Francistown magistrates’ court.
Thebe Ndjavera of the Somerset East location in Francistown has been languishing in prison for two months waiting for the police to conclude their investigations.
The police have been reluctant to release Ndjavera on bail arguing that they are still waiting for his psychiatric report.
Chilling allegations against Ndjavera are that on February 4 2013 at his lodgings in Francistown, he killed his two minor children under unclear circumstances.
The development has raised suspicion about the alleged killer dad’s mental fitness.
Appearing in court on Wednesday this week, Ndjavera pleaded with the court to be granted bail arguing that he is not a danger to society.
Ndjavera, who is an employee of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) based at the Donga barracks in Francistown, said he is on the verge of losing his job.
“My job security is at stake as I have been two months not going to work,” Ndjavera told the court in his quest to be granted bail.
However, the prosecution led by Chimbisana Sechele of the DPP said although investigations are almost complete, the police are still waiting to ascertain the alleged murderer’s mental fitness.
In its filed arguments against bail, the prosecution argued that the accused person is facing two serious counts of murder.
The court heard that there is a high probability that Ndjavera will be convicted on both counts of murder.
The prosecution therefore refused to accept his assurance that he would not abscond his double murder trail when granted bail.
“The applicant has already indicated to the police that he intended to kill the mother to the killed children also.
We fear that he might execute his intentions if granted bail,” the court heard.