Fight over ditaola ends deadly

Ditaola FILE PIC
Ditaola FILE PIC

FRANCISTOWN: The trial of a 57-year-old Tshimoyapula man, who is accused of fatally stabbing a man in his 30s during a dispute over divination bones or ditaola, continued on Friday before Justice Bengbame Sechele.

Oduetse Morukuru is facing charges of murdering Galethasane Koobonye at Sesase cattlepost near Tshimoyapula on September 26, 2018. Morukuru allegedly stabbed Koobonye with an Okapi knife in the chest.

The last witness for the prosecution, Detective Sergeant Daniel Diphala, the Investigating Officer in the case, recounted events when he and three of his colleagues responded to a murder report after one Odisitse Batsile called Serowe Police Station at around 5am.

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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