Magistrate bans abused woman from reporting

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FRANCISTOWN: Mmapula Ntshegetsang, 43, was on Monday banned from reporting to Kutlwano Police station after she told the court that she was withdrawing a matter of unlawful wounding.

The State alleged that sometime in December, 2016, Unangoni Jonas unlawfully wounded Ntshegetsang by hitting her with an axe on the head while she was asleep. 

When the matter came for trial date setting before magistrate Cele Lebakeng this week, the prosecution told the court that the complainant, Ntshegetsang, has decided to withdraw the charges against Jonas (her boyfriend). 

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