Court of Appeal acquits a man convicted of defilement

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The Court of Appeal (CoA) has acquitted and discharged Sean Kaseke of Francistown, who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for defiling a 15-year-old schoolgirl.

Kaseke, who was found to have engaged in sexual intercourse with the young girl on several occasions, appealed the conviction and sentence on grounds that he was not accorded a fair trial.

When handing down judgment on Thursday, the CoA judges - Elijah Legwaila, Isaac Lesetedi and Monametsi Gaongalelwe - explained that there was prejudice occasioned by failure to explain the special defence to Kaseka, pointing out that he could have used it to advance his defence.

Editor's Comment
Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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