Murder Case Law Could Favour Nephew

Murder Case Law Could Favour Nephew
Murder Case Law Could Favour Nephew

FRANCISTOWN: Although Teko Bareki, 44, will surely receive an imprisonment term for killing his uncle, Letang Mbunyane, 64, in 2005, there is a chance that after Bareki is sentenced, he may not even spend another day in prison.

Mbunyane met his death after he uttered words to the effect that his nephew, Bareki, had a disease that he could potentially transmit for having such a propensity for sleeping around with older women in Jamataka village, mentioning his own wife Tekanyo Mbunyane amongst them.

This possible scenario was alluded to on Friday when Bareki’s attorney, Charles Tlagae made mitigatory submissions before Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo. “This offence occurred in 2005 at approximately 10pm at a drinking hole where the accused, deceased and his wife were drinking a traditional beverage. It is apparent in the facts that all patrons at the drinking hole were drunk...” “On that night it is clear that without any justification, the accused uttered words that provoked the accused.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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