Magistrate recuses herself as 'poaching kingpin' alleges foul play

Moyo during a previous appearance PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Moyo during a previous appearance PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

FRANCISTOWN: Magistrate Lebogang Kebeetsweng has recused herself in the matter in which a man alleged to be a poaching ringleader in Africa suspects that sinister moves are behind delays in his case.

Dumisani Moyo is suspected of being a major ivory and rhino horns poaching kingpin in the region. Moyo and his co-accused were allegedly found with rhino horns at or near Francistown/Orapa junction in 2012. His co-accused have since died.

This week, Kebeetsweng stood down after Moyo’s attorney Kagiso Jani said he would refer the delays to the Administration of Justice to investigate. Jani told the court that on February 19 this year, he had expected the court to make a ruling on the application for Moyo’s acquittal. Jani however made it clear that he did not blame Kebeetsweng for the delays.

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