Death row inmate seeks clemency from Khama

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A Lobatse man, who was condemned to death by the Gaborone High Court last year, is seeking clemency from President Ian Khama after an unsuccessful appeal.

According to documents seen by Mmegi, the attorney for 55-year-old Patrick Gabaakanye, Martin Dingake has already written to Khama and the Attorney General (AG).  

In the letter dated August 18, 2015 as Application for a Prerogative of Mercy, Dingake seeks advise on the process and procedure to be followed for the clemency of his client.

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