Saturday, June 25, 2016

Court Stories

Court Stories

Man lashed for false 999 call

A Zoroga village man was given five lashes by a Gweta customary court after sending police officers on a wild goose chase claiming to...

‘Defilement is in your genes’- convict told

A man who attempted to rape an 8-year old girl in Francistown in 2014 may have inherited the crime genes from his father. This seemed...
Whipped

Whipped

Young man lashed for insulting his mom Mogoditshane Kgotla recently knocked some sense into a 26-year-old unruly young man who insulted his mother with six...
Love triangle

Love triangle

Husband testimony nails mistress in marriage wrecking case A convicted marriage wrecker from Mogoditshane has been fined P6 000. 00. 28-year- old Amogelang Khumoyame was convicted...
Mokoni's sedition case judgement set for August

Mokonie’s sedition case judgement set for August

Lobatse High Court acting Judge, Justice Jennifer Dube set August 26th as judgment day for Outsa Mokone’s sedition case. On Wednesday Judge Dube heard arguments...

Jealous lover stabs girlfriend

A man who stabbed his girlfriend in an apparent jealous rage was on Tuesday remanded in police custody by a Village magistrate's court. Mookami Makoti,...
Fire in court

Fire in court

*Nkange politician arrested for defiling 12-year-old girl Nkange politician, Casper Fire appeared in Masunga Magistrate Court yesterday facing a single count of defilement. The married Fire...

Woman fined for offensive sms

Two love rivals fighting for the affection of a local lothario ended up before Mogoditshane Kgotla last Tuesday after their rivalry took a sinister...

15-years for raping two grannies

For raping two grandmothers with a combined age of 154, an unemployed, middle-aged man will spend the next fifteen years of his life in...
Wife loses marriage wrecking case

Wife loses marriage wrecking case

A disgruntled woman of Moeti ward left Maun Customary Court in tears after she lost a case in which she was suing her alleged...

#IshallNotForget activists victorious

Jubilation reigned at the Gaborone High Court this morning as activists of the pressure group, #IshallNotForget, waved placards in celebration of their victory against...

‘Raselepe’ finally hangs

Botswana Prisons Service have confirmed the execution of death row inmate, Patrick Gabaakanye, at the Gaborone Central Prison this morning. Gabaakanye's hanging follows his murder...
Marijuana dealers jailed

Marijuana dealers jailed

A drug dealing duo, Keaobitsa Busang, 29, and Tshenolo Tshegofatso, 21, have been sentenced to one-year imprisonment after being caught with 450.8 grams of...
Maintenance defaulter attempts suicide

Maintenance defaulter attempts suicide

  A 30-year-old security guard in maintenance arrears of more than P21000 reportedly attempted to commit suicide last Wednesday morning but failed as the rope...
Church thief granted bail

Church thief granted bail

A 24- year- old man appeared before village magistrate court on Monday charged with stealing 24 chairs and other goods from Bread of Life...
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...

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