CoA overturns 'mob killing' murder conviction

Mercy Garekwe
Mercy Garekwe

A previously convicted murderer has been found not guilty by the Court of Appeal subsequently setting him free.

The now free man, Bathusi Mpitsi, was convicted on a single count of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

He was accused of abetting and aiding in the mob killing of the deceased (unnamed) at Mahalapye in 2016 but he was the only one who stood trial as it was alleged that he hit the deceased with a metal pipe though he denied assaulting the deceased.

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