Man accused of murdering fellow prisoner reveals shocking details of violent prison sex
An inmate charged with murdering a fellow male prisoner in a violent row has revealed details of sordid sex scenes inside prison.
In his defence 26-year-old Patrick Botlhasitse told how he had been subjected to a series of indecent assaults while waiting the finalization of his armed robbery case at the Mahalapye State Prison.
On Wednesday a Francistown court heard how he stabbed his prison ‘lover’ after he refused to submit to his demands for anal sex.
Appearing at the Francistown High Court this week on a murder charge, the accused explained in graphic detail how he was treated as Ndeke’s “girlfriend” for seven months of his time inside prison.
He told how he had tried in vain to resist a sexual relationship developing between him and Ndeke, but it had proved impossible.
Relating how the more experienced prisoner had been ‘so nice’ to him during his first months in prison,” Botlhasitse went on to reveal details of their relationship leading up to their fatal quarrel on the night of 20 May 2011.
In giving evidence he explained that he was sent to Mahalapye State Prison on remand back in January 2010.
On his very first day at the prison Ndeke introduced himself to him as the leader of the notorious Cell 13 gang.
Befriending him Ndeke promised to give all the protection and help he needed, the court heard.
“Indeed he kept his word. He provided food and even bathing water.
We were good friends and used to bath together,” Botlhasitse said.
After a few months the court heard that Ndeke proposed a “love relationship” to Botlhasitse who responded by saying he did not know what he meant.
When the nature of the proposal was explained to him, even though he found the scenario ‘disgusting,’ he told how he could not turn down Ndeke’s advances for fear of losing his friendship and protection.
“While in the bathroom he ordered me to face the wall and bend down.
He then inserted his manhood between my thighs and proceeded to satisfy himself.
This act is commonly referred to as maotwana at prison because you support the other’s penis between your thighs,” Botlhasitse told the shocked court.
The two continued with their “love relationship” and Botlhasitse became used to the act.
But after a time Ndeke started demanding anal sex, which Botlhasitse attempted to resist until Ndeke managed to corner him and on the night before his death submitted to his demands.
The next day Botlhasitse had a heated argument with another inmate who claimed to be Ndeke’s lover and in a jealous rage had reported their affair to the prison authorities.
After the quarrel Botlhasitse said that Ndeke had invited him for a cup of tea to discuss the matter.
Botlhasitse honoured the invitation but found out that Ndeke had actually invited him for an alcoholic beverage commonly known as tjatjai in prison. Tjatjai is an illegal mixture of porridge and breadcrumbs left to ferment.
After imbibing the alcoholic beverage Ndeke again demanded anal sex, which Botlhasitse resisted.
In a fit of rage he claimed Ndeke took out a knife from underneath his bed and tried to stab Botlhasitse while pinning him down.
“I managed to overpower him and snatched the knife away.
I then stabbed him on the left side just underneath the breast with the same knife,” he told the court.
Botlhasitse claimed that sodomy was rife in prison and it was almost impossible to avoid the advances of more powerful prisoners. He maintained that a year earlier another inmate had been murdered in a similar row.
The State Prosecutor however dismissed Botlhasitse’s evidence as an after thought arguing that the suspected murderer had an argument with the deceased after he had jumped the queue while lining up for food.
The case continues.