Magistrate lashes out at 'lazy' prosecutors

FRANCISTOWN: Senior Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu has expressed worry over prosecutors who do not take their work seriously.

Mulalu said this in the wake of the acquittal and discharge of a Gerald Estates man who was charged with two counts of rape and unlawfully wounding his girlfriend.The state alleged that the accused raped the complainant on October 8 and 9, 2011 at Gerald Estates.

He was also charged with stabbing the girlfriend with a knife on the thighs on October 9 at the same location. The magistrate said it was the duty of the prosecution to avail all documents related to cases to courts so they can come up with decisions that are beyond reasonable doubt and unbiased against accused persons.

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