Forty-six In Mental Hospital At President's Pleasure

S'brana Psychiatric Hospital in Lobatse is home to 46 patients who are staying there at the president's pleasure.

The Monitor has learnt that the longest serving is a 62-year-old man who was placed under the custody of the hospital in November 1990 then called Lobatse Mental Hospital.

The Monitor investigations have also found that a Mahalapye man, Liberty Mhlanga, still has not found a place at the hospital eight months after the Court of Appeal ruled that he should be transferred from prison to the facility. He was charged with several counts of armed robbery, attempted murder, murder and house break-in over 10 years ago and it was discovered that he was abnormal when he committed the offences.

Editor's Comment
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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