Cab Driver Murder-Accused Seek To Evade Hangman's Noose

Matshidiso Boikanyo and Moabi Mabiletsa
Matshidiso Boikanyo and Moabi Mabiletsa

The Court of Appeal (CoA) will tomorrow hear numerous death sentence appeals. Amongst those, two men who were in December 2017 sentenced to death by hanging for the killing of a cabman, will try to escape the hangman’s noose.

The duo, Matshidiso Boikanyo and Moabi Mabiletsa, was charged with a single count of murder each, which occurred on September 13, 2013 at Block 9 in Gaborone.

The court revealed that the two accused persons fatally stabbed Vincent Mopipi 44 times with a knife in Block 9 where he was supposed to drop them off.

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