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Othusitse Khuwa
  • Son threatens to kill mother for not paying his bogadi

    The State alleged that Manake Moffat, 30, threatened to kill his mother, Tshepang Thapelo, by uttering the words to the effect: “You refused to pay lobola (bogadi) for my children, now I am going to kill you so that the children remain where...

  • Zimbabwean pleads guilty to escaping from prison

    The escapee, Mthokodzisi Sibanda, who had previously pleaded not guilty to escaping from lawful custody, surprised many when he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Ishmael Molobe on Tuesday. He follows in the footsteps of his countrymen, Goodwin...

  • Solo’s Retirement Haunts Justice System

    Recently, two men charged with murder had to go home with little progress made in their case because their case was handled by Solo who is now retired. The state alleges that Kgopolo Shime, 37 and Meshack Gorewang, 32 on or about January 23, 2008 at...

  • Bible Life MinistriesChurch Thieves Convicted

    The other accused, Mompati Moremedi was acquitted and discharged because of lack of evidence. When delivering judgement, Principal Magistrate, Dumisane Basupi said that the three men attacked the night watchman who was guarding the church when the...

  • Inmate rapes fellow prisoner

    The station commander for Gerald police Superintendent Edward Leposo told Mmegi that the alleged suspect in the matter is a Motswana man aged between 30 and 40 while the complainant is a Zimbabwean man aged between18 to 20. Leposo was cagey with...

  • Mushrooming of squatters worries land Ministry

    The MLWS Permanent Secretary (PS), Thato Raphaka raised the Ministry’s concerns at the MLWS convention, which was held recently at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST). “Firstly one person will put...

  • Siblings Allegedly Kill ‘Naughty’ Father

    The state alleges that Meshack James, 32, Kabelo James, 29, and Happy James, 27, who is a special constable at Matshelagabedi police murdered Thomas James, 70, on April 20 at Kulenyane ward at Matshelagabedi. The Court heard that the siblings killed...

  • I was freed by a police officer - ‘fugitive’

    Instead, Ontsheketse Marothodi stunned court when he told Magistrate Ishmael Molobe that he was told by a police officer who was escorting him to go home and not return to prison. Marothodi was responding to prosecutor Gasemotho Pitlagano who had...

  • Alien named Zimbabwe pleads guilty to child trafficking

    Zimbabwe Moyo (37) of Plumtree was arrested by police at Sekukwe settlement along the Francistown-Matsiloje road in the company of two girls aged three and eight on March 31. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of promoting trafficking in...

  • Zim Elephant Tusk Smuggler Fined P8,500

    Ronald Mujaji was fined P500 for entering Botswana through an ungazetted point of entry, P5,000 for being found in unlawful possession of fragments of an elephant tusk, P1,500 for a fake licence disk and P1,500 for faking a professional driving...

  • Zim man pleads for mercy

    The Zimbabwean, Ronald Mujaji told Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko when he appeared for mitigation. Mujaji was found by police in possession of 19 pieces of an elephant tusk on January 24 at Nzano Shopping Mall following a tip-off. In addition, Mujaji was...

  • Majaga to apply for permanent stay of prosecution

    The state alleges that Majaga, Shadreck Mochabange, Tshokolo Mochabange, Semphete Malindi and Goletswang Mpule were found in possession of meat and hide of a cow suspected to be stolen on August 16, 2006. They were arrested at Komtsia cattlepost...

  • Illegal abortions peeve Magistrate

    This came to the fore when Principal Magistrate, Dumisane Basupi sentenced Pearl David, 20 and Boitumelo Basana, 31, for a single count of procuring an abortion. Basupi sentenced David and Basana to four years in jail wholly suspended for five years...

  • Zim Elephant Tusk Dealer Pleads Guilty

    Mujaji was found in possession of the pieces of the tusk on January 24 at Nzano Shopping Mall. In addition, Mujaji pleaded guilty to entering Botswana through an ungazetted point of entry, imitating a licence disc and faking a copy of a Professional...

  • ‘Facebook’ murderer fails to overturn death sentence

    Uyapo Poloko (37) is on death row for killing an Asian woman. Poloko attempted to kill the woman’s husband in the process of also robbing the couple. Poloko, formerly a graduate of Counselling from Tonota College of Education had made an...

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