Child-killer condemned to death

Suicide rope
Suicide rope

The Gaborone High Court has sent a convicted child rapist and murderer to the gallows. Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane sentenced Ramatshwiri Mokobela to death on Thursday for killing a five-year-old girl-child in the Ghanzi District area.

Mokobela, who was 25 years old at the time he committed the heinous crime, was on a previous court appearance found guilty without any extenuating circumstances for allegedly sexually assaulting the minor and later killing her by slitting her throat with a knife.

When handing down the sentence, Rannowane said there was no excuse for what Mokobela did and that at the time he committed the offence he was old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.

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