Light sentence for Gerald estate rapist

FRANCISTOWN: A 23-year-old man, Oarabile Moraope, was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment for raping a 17-year-old girl last May at Gerald Estates.

In addition, Senior Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu ruled that Moraope should receive five strokes after being certified fit by a medical practitioner.

Mulalu said that rape is a very serious offence that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in jail and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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