Mahalapye gang in court for murder

No Image

FRANCISTOWN: Five men from Mahalapye appeared in court yesterday for continuation of trial in a case in which they are charged with a single count of murder.

The five - Tshepo Segakolodi, Boikanyo Botsalo, Edward Keokeditswe, Mpho Dikgopo and Obuile Goakae - are accused of killing Peter Tabona at Leporong lands near Mahalapye on September 11, 2011 at an entertainment place. Segakolodi and Dikgopo chose to give unsworn statements after Justice Mpaphi Phumaphi explained legal options that they could choose to defend themselves.

Botsalo chose to remain silent while Keokeditswe and Goakae chose to give sworn evidence. When giving his evidence led by his attorney Kesegofetse Molosiwa, Segakolodi said that on September 10, 2011 he and others went to entertain themselves at one Miss Maitshwenyo’s place. He said that peace reigned supreme at the place and they did not encounter any problems. Segakolodi said that as they were about to leave the place after midnight, Botsalo went to call one woman called Kesegofetse with an intention to go with her home. He added that Kesegofetse was not initially drinking with them but was drinking alcohol with other patrons.

Editor's Comment
Reconciliation talks excite Batswana

Many have made it very clear that there is nothing more they would prefer than seeing the two ending their feud and working together for the good of the country.While some Batswana dismissed reconciliatory efforts as a political ploy, many Batswana welcomed the move with open arms because it is obvious that the feud between the president and former president has not been looking good for the country.The misunderstanding that seems to have started...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up