Case postponed as state calls wrong witnesses

FRANCISTOWN: A High Court judge in Francistown had no choice but to reschedule a murder case that has been pending for sometime after it was realised yesterday that the state had subpoenaed the wrong witnesses. After Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe postponed the matter, defence attorney, Morgan Moseki voiced his discontent and accused the prosecutor, Moffat Dick of looking for a scapegoat. He said Dick knew that he did not do his job of notifying witnesses in time for the trial.

Moseki represents 26-year old Oagile Leisimane who is accused of murdering Kelebeletse Senkang in Kgagodi Village on 11 January 2011. He said he was worried that his client would be prejudiced after the state erred.

"My client is personally paying for the costs for himself and this is increasing the costs for him," he said. He told the prosecutor not to repeat the mistake. "He should not repeat such kind of attitude where he does not do his job and we will seek another date hoping that the DPP will do their job," he said.

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