Deathrow inmate pins hope on Ngakaagae


Death row inmate Atlholang Mujanki, whose matter was supposed to be heard on Friday, begged the Court of Appeal (CoA) to postpone his case to the next session because he wants lawyer Kgosietsile Ngakaagae to be part of his counsel.

Ngakaagae, who is the co-counsel in the case, was not in court and was said to be sick. Justice Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court in 2021 sentenced Mujanki, a former Botswana Police Service (BPS) officer to death for murdering his ex-girlfriend, Bokani Socks who was a former nurse at the Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital.

Underlining the death penalty in his sentence at the time, Moroka said it was clear that Mujanki murdered Socks in cold blood after meticulously planning to do so.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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