‘I lost four fingers and went mad in prison’ - Ex-con

President: Motswagole
President: Motswagole

A former convict was dealt a heavy blow yesterday after the state won in a case in which he was suing for the loss of fingers and mental illness allegedly occasioned by a prison stay.

Thirty-one-year-old Rebaone Ntwaagae, who is on parole and still doing extra mural activities, lost the case against the Attorney General as Gaborone High Court judge, Tshepo Motswagole ruled that he had failed to prove negligence by prison officials.

Ntwaagae lost four fingers at a prison workshop in 2010 and said he had also become mentally disturbed during his stay in prison.

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