Judge dismisses ‘April Fool’ rape conviction


FRANCISTOWN: Justice Lot Moroka has set aside conviction in a case in which a shepherd from Lechana cattlepost in the Central District was found guilty of rape.

The state alleged that Kealeboga Gaesenngwe committed the offence at Lechana on April 1, 2011. He was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in jail by a magistrate in Palapye.

Yesterday, Gaesenngwe appeared before Moroka to appeal on grounds that the prosecution failed to link him with the offence. He argued that the prosecution failed to prove its case against him beyond reasonable doubt and omitted key evidence that was going to exonerate him for the offence.

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