Botswana extradites Zim ‘murder fugitive’

Francistown Magistrates Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Francistown Magistrates Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana has finally extradited a Zimbabwean man who is charged with two counts of murder in his homeland.

Making an application for the alleged fugitive to be extradited to Zimbabwe, prosecutor Omphemetse Makala said to Magistrate Thapelo Buang: “The accused is a fugitive from Zimbabwe who is wanted in connection with two counts of murder. We submit that the papers we received from Zimbabwe sufficiently lay down facts disclosing the charges the fugitive is facing.

According to the Extradition Act, an extraditable offence is categorised as an offence whose minimum term of imprisonment is one year in jail.” In this particular case, Makala continued, in Botswana and Zimbabwe murder is a capital offence.

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