CoA confirms legality of death penalty

Justice Motswagole
Justice Motswagole

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Gaborone High Court Judge Tshepo Motswagole’s 2014 judgment in which he ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional.

The bench of five judges, Ian Kirby, John Foxcroft, Alistair Abernethy, Elijah Legwaila, and Isaac Lesetedi said Justice Motswagole had misdirected himself through his findings that Section 203 of the Penal Code was unconstitutional.

The striking of the Section of 203 of which the death penalty is enshrined in had caused confusion whether the death penalty was abolished or not.

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