Allow The Judiciary To Do Its Work

In the previous week, we witnessed many Batswana angry that Justice Abednego Tafa’s has decided to remove the death penalty, from the possibilities of sentences to be given to murder convict, Thabo Masilo.

When delivering a ruling on the existence of extenuating circumstances, Justice Tafa, observed that while the court had found the accused to had gone to the deceased’s place, with the intention to commit a crime, it could not be said with any degree of certainty that his intention was to commit murder.

Tafa’s conclusion, however, angered many Batswana, who from the onset had been actively, sharing their thoughts, and feelings about the case. 

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