A 22-year-old father, accused of brutally killing his two daughters early this February, is fighting for his freedom at the Francistown magistrate court.
Thebe Ndjavera of Francistown has been languishing in jail since February 5th this year after he was denied bail by the magistrate court.
Francistown magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba denied Ndjavera bail arguing that “the possibility of the accused person killing more people is very high.”
Allegations are that Ndjavera has threatened to kill his girlfriend and her mother.
However, in his petition at the High Court this week, Ndjavera asked to be released from custody for various reasons.
Through his attorney, Kabelo Gaonyadiwe of KK Sechele Attorneys, Ndjavera accused prison officials of failing to provide him with his medication.
Upon his arrest for the offense of a double murder early this year, Ndjavera said he was subsequently taken for a psychiatric evaluation on the 6th of February 2013 at Jubilee Psychiatric Unit.
According to him, the psychiatrist recommended and prescribed some medication which he was to take on a daily basis.
“On a number of occasions, the prison officials have failed to provide me with my medication as prescribed,” said Ndjavera.
Ndjavera, a maintenance officer with the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), further told court that the psychiatrist also recommended that he be taken for counseling, occupational therapy, psychological rehabilitation, home based care or palliative care.
Despite the recommendations, he has not been taken for counseling or any other such attention as recommended by the psychiatrist.
He feels heavily prejudiced and hard done by the development and no explanations or attempts whatsoever have been made on why he is being denied the same.
“In the alternative, the court may release me to an institution where proper medical care and attention shall be prescribed and administered per prescription without fail,” he pleaded.