Thebe Ndjavera, who allegedly killed his two daughters in cold blood early last year has launched a fresh bail bid before a Francistown magistrates’ court.
Ndjavera, 23 has been in remand at the highly secured Francistown State Prison for the past 11 months following his arrest last year February.
A mechanical engineer by profession, Ndjavera who was attached to the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) barracks at Donga was charged with the brutal murders of his daughters, Paseka Botho Ramaditse (4) and her sister Palesa Baby Ramaditse, (2)
He applied for bail last year but was denied freedom after the prosecution successfully opposed the application by his lawyer, Kabelo Gaonyadiwe.
The court agreed with the prosecution and rejected an application by the defense arguing that Ndjavera was “not fit to live in the society due to his psychiatric capacity.”
This is after Ndjavera underwent a psychiatric examination.
According to court documents, the psychiatric evaluation established that Ndjavera has got a mental problem and it was not proper for him to be released into the society since “he is harmful to himself.”
However, this week Ndjavera, through his lawyers made a fresh bid for bail arguing that there has been a change of circumstances since his incarceration early last year.
In a brief oral application made before Francistown magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba on Monday, Gaonyadiwe explained that the police have since completed their investigations of the murders.
Gaonyadiwe said his client has been recovering in prison and has never caused an unusual scene since his incarceration. According to the defense lawyer, Ndjavera has got the potential of fitting back into the society given an opportunity.
The defense team was expected to submit their written arguments on Wednesday) while the prosecution has indicated that it will respond in writing next week Wednesday.
The case continues sometime this month.