‘Girlfriend’ killer wants death penalty overturned

Francistown High Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Francistown High Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

A death row inmate is persuading the Court of Appeal to overturn his death sentence, blaming provocation and intoxication as his motive for murder.

Moses Kanika was convicted and sentenced to death in November 2021 by Judge Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court for murdering Wanani Tafila on January 16, 2016 in Selibe-Phikwe reportedly after years of a toxic relationship.

Kanika, who appears before the bench today (Monday) and prays for the bench to temper justice with mercy, was reportedly no longer in a relationship with Tafila at the time the murder was committed as the later had ended things after enduring non-stop physical and emotional abuse.

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