Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Court Stories

Court Stories
Ishallnotforget court case temporarily postponed

Ishallnotforget court case temporarily postponed

Human Rights lobby group, IShallNotForget, a campaign protesting against the sexual abuse of children in Botswana, was expected to reappear before Gaborone High Court...
75-year-old rapist jailed

75-year-old rapist jailed

A 75-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to two years in prison for raping a teenager. William Mmolotsi of Area W location in Francistown had...

Robbery trial postponed

A village Magistrates court this morning postponed a scheduled trial of the infamous 2013 Mmamashia Filling station robbery. The five suspects in the case Boago...

Drug smugglers target Botswana

International drug dealers are increasingly targeting Botswana as a halfway house before peddling their drugs abroad, according to Detective Benedictah Gadikgale. Gadikgale, a detective in...
75-year-old man rapes teenager

75-year-old man rapes teenager

A 75-year-old man appearing before Francistown Magistrates Court this week was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman. William Mmolotsi, from Area W location in...
Man rapes 13-years old step daughter

Man rapes 13-years old step daughter

A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant accused of having sex with his Motswana girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty arguing that the he believed that...
Stepdad accused of raping step-daughter

Stepdad accused of raping step-daughter

Mother defends alleged rapist Luke 12 Verse 53 states, ‘They will be divided, mother against daughter and daughter against mother’. And so it came to pass...

Accused step-mom lays charges against cops

As the young soul of slain Clifford Moncho peacefully rests in heaven, attention has shifted from his gruesome murder as his step mother, a...

Rape accused says victim consented

Nearly four years after he defiled a 14 year old girl on a football pitch, a Ranaka man has finally been tried by a...
Accused rapist attacks another granny

Accused rapist attacks another granny

A 66-year-old woman was allegedly abused sexually while relieving herself in the bush at Lekobeng cattlepost near Matsitama, the Francistown magistrates’ court has heard. Francistown...
Gambler loses teeth in fight for P10

Gambler loses teeth in fight for P10

A gambler from Tatisiding village, 15km south of Francistown, lost three front teeth in a fight for P10 recently. Francistown magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday...
Collins & co and business weekly & Review face off in court

Judgement reserved in litigation against Business Weekly & Review

Attorney Martin Dingake of Dingake & Associates says he does not see the need for an interim relief sought by Collins, Newman & Associates...

Man Kills Another For Laughing

A man who killed a laughing stranger has been remanded at Sbrana Hospital in Lobatse for psychiatric evaluation. This morning the prosecution pleaded with a...
Jealous lover rips woman's ear off

Jealous lover rips woman’s ear off

A night of clubbing went painfully wrong for a 22-year-old Limkokwing student when her jealous boyfriend apparently ripped off her left ear in a...
Lungisani Ndlovu

No Bail for Zim thigh stabber

A 37-year-old Zimbabwean illegal immigrant has been remanded in Francistown jail after pleading guilty to stabbing another man in a drunken argument over money. Lungisani...
Johnson Leepetswe

Prison break

Runaway convict arrested A 28- year -old convict from Gweta who last month escaped from Maun State Prison will soon appear before Maun Magistrate Court...

Jailed

Two Years Imprisonment for man who stabbed lover 16 times. A 30-year-old Matsiloje man has been sentenced to two years in prison from stabbing his...
Supt Maniki

Armed robbers on the loose

Four suspected armed robbers are currently on the loose after breaking into Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board’s (BAMB) Francistown offices in the early hours of...

Murder accused step-mom accuses police of torture

A woman accused of the gruesome murder of her stepson says police tortured her into admitting to the crime. Last week she allegedly led the...
Mazhani

Victory at last

 VICTORY IN P2 MILLION SUIT AGAINST NYANGAGBWE HOSPITAL A mother whose daughter was wrongfully killed by Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital in Francistown finally found closure with...
Mlhabano

Lashed

CHARMA GIRL’S GUITARIST TAKES FOUR Charma-gal’s guitarist, Thusang Mhlabano was recently sentenced to a whipping on his bare buttocks at the Mogoditshane kgotla for slapping...
Baitapise

Cheating councillor divorced

Gaborone High court has ordered a divorced woman accused of being a cheat, Baitapise Leinane, to stop accessing rental from the couple’s jointly owned...
10 years for raping four women

10 years for raping four women

An unemployed 20-year-old man was sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to four separate counts of rape involving four different women. Repeat...
Lekopanye Gaesupi

Crying shame

  Man rapes mentally challenged woman A 57-year-old man of Dukwi who was caught soon after having sex with his mentally challenged neighbor was this week...

Brigade storekeeper charged with theft

  A storekeeper at Marobela Brigade appeared at the Francistown magistrates’ court on Tuesday morning facing a single count of obtaining by false pretense. Balai Morupisi...
The law is an ass

The law is an ass

  Table turns on woman in court A 43-year-old woman who dragged her debtor to the Mogoditshane Kgotla for a 720, 00 debt was shocked to...
Biki Zibiso

Ipelegeng workers arrested for rape

  Two Ipelegeng workers from Francistown appeared in court this week charged with rape after they allegedly took turns to defile a 34 year-old woman...
Disinherited

Disinherited

  Two sisters lose family plot to brother’s wife Two elderly Mahalapye sisters could not hide their shock after the Customary Court of Appeal kicked them...
Matshidiso Boikanyo

Killed on duty

  Duo in court for taxi driver murder Two men who allegedly stabbed a Deluxe cabs driver on September 13, 2013 appeared in court this week...
Gadzanani Tiego

Exposed

  Fake traditional doctor beaten and ordered to pay back A Letlhakane fake traditional doctor found out the hard way that cheating does not pay after...
Gang rape in Botswana

Good Friday Gone Bad

Girl, 19, gang raped after night Out during Easter holidays A beer- drinking spree ended tragically for an out of school teenager who got raped...
Charged Pastor

Pastor among quartet charged with murder

A Jerusalem Church of Christ pastor in Francistown was one of the four people arrested and charged with the murder of a Zimbabwean man. Never...
Thatayaone Nka

Serial Rapist in a BMW to spend Easter in Jail

His victims breathed a sigh of relief when a suspected serial rapist accused of targeting Francistown schoolgirls was sent to jail this week. The 29...

Man 25 Attempts Raping Granny, 77

A Kanye man who allegedly tried to rape a pensioner has been remanded in custody after he was charged with attempted rape. On the fateful...

Serite And Abueng Seek Bail

Detained freelance journalist, Sonny Serite, and his co-accused, Abueng Sebola, are expected to re-appear before Extension II Magistrates court this morning for their bail...
Lesedi Dabutha

Nurse acquitted of marriage wrecking

  Due to lack of evidence, Mogoditshane Kgotla this week declared a 32-year-old nurse innocent after she was brought to court, charged with marriage wrecking. The...

LEGABIBO

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed with costs, government’s decision to appeal a High-court ruling allowing the registration of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals...

Stolen identity

  Zim man fined over fake Omang A 39-year-old Zimbabwean national was recently fined P500 for possessing an illegally obtained Botswana identity card (Omang) that enabled...

Security systems guards charged with murder

  Eight Security Systems officers appeared in court on Wednesday charged with one count of murder after they allegedly assaulted to death a man they...
Keneilwe Seporo

Cheeky marriage wrecker fined

  Throws lover’s ring into a pit latrine An unemployed woman from Thamaga was this week found guilty of marriage wrecking and fined P15 000 by...