DANGEROUS: Boniface Maikati
DANGEROUS: Boniface Maikati

A merciless man escaped a jail term after he was found guilty of breaking his 10-year-old nephew’s teeth in a fit of anger.

Boniface Maikati, 27, of Sekao ward in Nata Village learnt it the hard way after hitting his nephew with a fist, breaking his two teeth in the process.

Maikati is said to have hit the young boy for slapping his son who had insulted the 10-year-old. He was given a wholly suspended sentence.

The Francistown Magistrate Court, where he appeared for sentencing on a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, heard that the incident happened in September 2012.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Sentencing him, Francistown Chief Magistrate Peggy Madandume took into consideration that Makaita was a first offender.

She also said the man pleaded guilty to the charge thereby not wasting the court’s time.

The magistrate however noted that assault occasioning actual bodily harm is a serious offense especially that the boy lost two teeth in the process.

Makaita escaped incarceration when the magistrate sentenced him to six months in jail wholly suspended for five years.

Sub-Inspector Thulaganyo Pitso of Botswana Police prosecuted the case.

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a dithekgwe ke eng makaseterata a sa mo fagolele go itlhokisa tlhaloganyo a le motona, nako e ke nnang tautona ko passa molao wa go fagolwa and ko simolla ka ene demet!


hahahaha! kgalema Autlwetse!


i grew up with this boy! it really hurts me to see him like ths! sometimes we have to find the cause of why ths happen and not jst judge the current incident. he grew up in very bad invironment! if a had a lot of money ths are the kind of people i will be living with under my roof! he went to prison at the age of 17. back in the days at school he was one of the best runners in competitions, he left school when we were doin standard 6, the boy need help!


mokwadi o dirile phoso o re ware 37 abe ore 27. le wena e kare o nale ngwana abe o sa itse bohloko ba ngwana. ngwana ga a itiwe ka seatla mfana, le fa o bona o riana fa gongwe balekane ba gago ba nna fela mo go wena