The Monitor :: Charges Dropped As Kgoroba, Molatlhegi Reconcile
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Friday 24 November 2017, 17:23 pm.
Banners
Charges Dropped As Kgoroba, Molatlhegi Reconcile

Alliance for Progressives (AP) Mogoditshane Member of Parliament, Sedirwa Kgoroba has apologised to the Deputy Speaker Kagiso Molatlhegi for hitting him with a water bottle in Parliament last year.
By Goitsemodimo Kaelo Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:56 pm (GMT +2)
The Monitor :: Charges Dropped As Kgoroba, Molatlhegi Reconcile








On July 12, 2016 Kgoroba threw a 500ml water bottle in Parliament that hit Molatlhegi during a heated debate between members of the ruling party and opposition. Kgoroba was later summoned to the court to answer to charges of common assault after Molatlhegi reported the incident to the police.

On Thursday, the Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe read Kgoroba’s apology in Parliament in his absence.

“I wish to apologise for an incident that happened in 2016 in which the Deputy Speaker Kagiso Molatlhegi was a victim.

 I do hereby promise that I will never again conduct myself in that manner,” read part of his written apology.

However, Kgoroba arrived a few minutes later after the apology was read.  Kgoroba’s common assault case was set for November 10, 2017 and it was expected that the state would drop the charges after the parties reconciled.

Kgoroba told The Monitor briefly after his apology was read that Molatlhegi agreed to drop the charges following discussions between him and the Director

Banners

of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

“The reason why I arrived late in Parliament is that we are just from our meeting at the DPP where we held the reconciliation discussions. One of the conditions put up was that I should apologise to Molatlhegi, so I had to rush to write the apology and give to the Speaker.

Then had to go have my lunch before coming to Parliament.

I am happy that the issue has been closed. The charges will be dropped by the court tomorrow (Friday),” he said.

Although Kgoroba has explained that the bottle was not meant for Molatlhegi, but Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi, the incident evoked jabs from the ruling party MPs for a couple of months.

Both the Speaker and Vice President and Leader of the House, Mokgweetsi Masisi condemned the incident. 

The ruling party MPs also accused opposition members for what they said were growing incidents of unruly behaviour in the House. The Speaker would later intensify security in Parliament.

Banners
Banners
Banners


News
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 18:00 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:56 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:56 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:56 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:34 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:26 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:26 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:10 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 16:02 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:57 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:57 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:45 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 15:45 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 18:00 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 13:03 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 13:01 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:36 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:26 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:26 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:26 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:19 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:19 pm
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 12:15 pm
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 18:00 pm
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 15:36 pm
Banners
Banners
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Friday, 24 Nov 2017
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   10.4167
1 GBP = Pula   13.8504
1 EUR = Pula   12.3457
1 YEN = Pula   0.0935
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7492
1 Pula = USD   0.096
1 Pula = GBP   0.0722
1 Pula = EUR   0.081
1 Pula = YEN   10.7
1 Pula = ZAR   1.3348
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Saturday 25 Nov - Saturday 25 Nov :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Saturday 25 Nov - Saturday 25 Nov :::
  • Previous
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Saturday 25 Nov - Saturday 25 Nov :::
Selefu
Zimbabwe, Mugabe
Banners
Banners
istanbul escort