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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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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