Ontumetse Kgaogano (not real name) and Tshenolo Sakoi, 58 ended their relationship on Tuesday afternoon at Maun Customary Court.
According to court facts, on the 29th of April while drinking at one of the local depots, Sakoi invited Karekango to have supper at his place.
It is said that on arrival at his house in Mabudutsa the accused demanded sex, but the mother of six rejected his advances.
“He became violent and took a sja-mbok (whip) which was under the bed and whipped me all over the body. I could not believe it,” Kgaogano said.
Yanking her clothes off in the full glare of the public Kgaogano said they have argued over a lot of issue in the past, but she never imagined being given such a barbaric beating.
However the accused told a packed court that his girlfriend was making up stories just to see him being punished.
Kgosi Oleyo Ledimo sentenced the accused to four months extra mural, which was reduced to wholly suspended sentence after mitigation.
Kgosi Ledimo warned the accused person not to appear again before his court as he is likely to send him to prison.
“I took into consideration that you are an elder and have no criminal record,” he said.
Speaking to the Voice after sentencing Sakoi said Kgaogano chased out his old girlfriend and is now failing to fulfil her obligations.
“It is over between us,” he fumed.
He said he beat up his new flame of three years because she talks too much.
He said his girlfriend was too loud during dinner which made him lose his temper.
“I asked her to shut her mouth but she went on and on and I had to beat her,” he said.
The remorseful Sakoi however said he was lucky to have escaped with a lesser sentence.
“It could have been worse,” she said.
The shaky Sakoi said the four months extra mural sentence was going to clash with his job as a labourer.