Appeal could turn sour for murder convict

Gaborone High court
Gaborone High court

The Court of Appeal said yesterday that a 13-year sentence imposed on murder convict, Oagile Ramaeba, was light and did not warrant his bid for further relief.

A bench of three judges advised the appellant that instead of ‘crying’ about his conviction and sentence, he should respect the fact that a life was lost and that he got away with a light sentence.

The judges will give a ruling on May 9 on the bid by Ramaeba to reduce the sentence the High Court gave him in 2012 for murder. Justices Isaac Lesetedi, Elijah Legwaila and Monametsi Gaongalelwe disputed the appellant’s heads of argument, before reserving judgement.

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Has life become worthless?

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