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White City Murder Case Ready For High Court

PINI BOTHOKO
Aplee Moagi
The long-awaited case of Aplee Moagi, accused of raping and murdering a nine-year-old girl, will soon be committed to the High Court for commencement of rape and murder charges.

This follows the police handing over the case to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) after thorough scrutiny in the matter.

Prosecutor Lepekwane Tlhankane told Extension II Chief Magistrate, Batho Kgerethwa that committal documents in the matter were ready for Moagi’s case to be committed to the High Court for trial.

In response, the visibly tearful Moagi who appeared to have given up after numerous pleas with the court to grant him bail said he had nothing to say concerning the committal of his case to the High Court.

The 32-year-old Moagi is suspected to have raped and killed a nine-year-old girl, said to have been the daughter of his former girlfriend, last November in White City, Gaborone. The child went missing before her blood-soaked lifeless body was found in the street near her home.

Moagi allegedly committed the offences because he would not accept that the little girl’s mother had decided to end their relationship. It is alleged that on the fateful night, Moagi waited for his former girlfriend for the whole night to no avail, something suspected to have influenced his horrific acts.

The manner in which the little girl was

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murdered infuriated members of the public as they threatened to take the law into their own hands if the courts were to grant him bail. Even before his arrest, some members of the public had flocked to Moagi’s yard in White City baying for blood. Moagi has been in police custody since his arrest last November.

Then, members of the community including legislators were traumatised by Moagi’s actions as evidenced by their comments on both social media and television.

Meanwhile, another murder case ready for committal at the High Court is that of 35-year-old Kediemetse Mogotsi, who allegedly murdered his 21-year-old lover, Maria Lesolebe and buried her in a shallow grave in a room next to the one they were staying in, in July 2017 in Tlokweng.

Mogotsi allegedly killed Lesolebe for not spending the night at their rented house in Boshibidu ward, still in Tlokweng, where they were alleged to have been staying together.

Mogotsi, who allegedly strangled Lesolebe to death, a student at Boitekanelo College, is facing another charge of murder committed back in 2012 in which he allegedly killed a co-worker at a farm in Tlokweng.



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