Convict appeals, cries police brutality

A prisoner, who was convicted of stock theft in 2012, appealed his conviction and sentence before the High Court of Gaborone yesterday, crying police brutality and procedural abuse.

Temo Malatsi of Moshaweng village appeared before Justice Michael Mothobi pleading with the court to set aside his conviction and sentence.

He was convicted and sentenced to five years by Moshaweng customary court (Kweneng District) for stealing and killing a goat.  He argued he was convicted for a crime he never committed and that he only pleaded guilty because of pressure and constant beatings from the police.

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Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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