Man gets 20 years for murder

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FRANCISTOWN: A 27-year-old convicted murderer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2009 stabbing to death of Gaobodiwe Mowamadi.

Judge Bashi Moesi imposed the sentence on Tshiamo Tsheko in a packed court on Tuesday saying the accused showed scant regard for life when he decided to stab Mowamadi with a knife at a Chibuku depot and have to serve an appropriate sentence that fits the offence committed.

“There wasn’t a glimmer of sorrow or regret for taking another human being’s life,” Moesi said.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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