Khoto sentenced to death

Masego Sibanda outside court
Masego Sibanda outside court

FRANCISTOWN: Justice Bengbame Sechele of the Francistown High Court on Friday sentenced former Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) employee, Motlatsi Khoto to death for the murder of nine-year-old Metlha Sibanda.

Khoto murdered Metlha in Marobela in 2018. During trial, Khoto’s attorney Kgosietsile Ngakaagae had submitted that his client involuntarily murdered Metlha in the middle of a nightmare.

In the nightmare, Khoto had relayed that he was in a fight with another person and as a result, he ended up throttling Metlha in his sleep. He said he only realised what he had done after waking up from the nightmare.

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