FRANCISTOWN: A 64-year-old former John Mackenzie School (JMS) teacher appeared in court on Monday to face three counts of allegedly groping his female students.
The State alleges that Manuel Mathews Greenland indecently assaulted the three female JMS students aged 11, 12 and 13 at the school on September 27 last year.
The substantive prosecutor in the matter Neo Machola filed an order on Thursday before the court as she was having a case at the Court of Appeal in Gaborone on Monday.
Machola told the court that the case is postponed, as the investigations in the matter are still ongoing because they are still to engage a social worker since the case involves minors, and they need to be interviewed by a fully trained social worker.
The case was also postponed as
“The accused therefore should report fortnightly at Central police station, either Monday or Friday,” said Machola.
Wada Nfila, the defence attorney concurred with the prosecution that the conditions of the bail be varied. Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko also agreed with the variations made by the prosecutor. Kapeko adjourned the matter to March 4 for status hearing.