Judge lambasts magistrate


Justice Michael Mothobi of Gaborone High court has come out hard against Extension Two Magistrate, Jobbie Gaosikelwe’s conduct after the Magistrate refused to hear the bail application appeal by three Zimbabweans accused of murder. Her reasons were that a different magistrate had already heard and dismissed it.

Three Zimbabweans; Augustine Tembo, Trevor Vandirayi and Tawanda Mukafura, are charged with the murder of a 17-year-old Nigerian University of Botswana (UB) student last year at Village, Gaborone.

The trio previously applied for bail at the magistrates’ court, but it was refused. The applicants later made a second attempt at the same court, but a different magistrate Gaosikelwe refused to grant them bail.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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