Axe-wielding rapist to be sentenced on Monday

#Stole his victim’s last P50 after raping her

A 27-year-old man who pleaded guilty to robbing and raping a 58-year-old woman will learn his fate this Monday (19 February) when Molepolole Chief Magistrate, Linah Oahile-Mokibile delivers judgment.

Details of the case are that, on the 4th of June 2014, armed with an axe, Mooketsi Gaditlhobogwe of Maologane lands broke into the old lady’s house, where she was home alone asleep.

The victim was awoken by Gaditlhobogwe pushing and opening her bedroom door.

He grabbed her by the throat and told her that he was going to have sexual intercourse with her, before raping her using a condom.

The axe-wielding youth then demanded money, with the traumatised elder giving him the last P50 she had.

Gaditlhobogwe pocketed the cash as well as taking a black Omega radio belonging to the old woman – both the radio and the axe were exhibited as evidence before court.

Further evidence given by Billy Sethato from the Botswana Police Forensic Laboratory proved that the DNA profile obtained from the condom were consistent with the DNA profile obtained from Gaditlhobogwe.