Man jailed for strangling magistrate

Mogorosi Korae
Mogorosi Korae

A man accused of assaulting a magistrate has been found guilty on two counts but acquitted and discharged on another. Passing judgment in court last week, Chief Magistrate Gofaone Morweng cited reasons why he found Mogorosi Korae guilty and acquitted him on other charges.

The facts of the case are that on May 17, 2022, Korae appeared before the Molepolole Magistrate court on charges of threat to kill.

On that day, Korae found that he was appearing before a different Magistrate. He had protested that he had made a bail application before another magistrate and said he wished his matter would continue before the same magistrate, adding that when the magistrate turned down his plea, he became angry hurled insults at the magistrate. During trial it was the state case that after hurling insults at the magistrate, Korae had proceeded to assault her. Sensing an imminent attack from the accused, the magistrate ran out of the court room and the accused suddenly jumped from the dock to the bench and chased after her.

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