Masilo escapes hangman's noose

Victoria Masilo leaving court after the Judge ruled that he will not sentence him to death PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Victoria Masilo leaving court after the Judge ruled that he will not sentence him to death PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Gaborone High Court Judge, Abednego Tafa has spared convicted murderer Thabo Masilo the hangman’s noose.

Delivering his ruling yesterday, Justice Tafa said there was no any degree of certainty that Masilo intended to murder former St Joseph College student, Tshepang Motlhabane.

“Although I have found as a fact that he went to the deceased’s house with the intention to commit a crime, it cannot be said with any degree of certainty that his intention was to commit murder,” Tafa said.

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