Murder suspect begs for trial

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PALAPYE: Suspected murderer, Oduetse Mompoloki has pleaded with a court here to commit him for trial at the High Court, saying he can no longer bear being remanded in custody.

Mompoloki said his case has dragged on for a long time and at each stage, the prosecutor “comes up with excuses to delay matter further”. “It is not nice to be in jail. You people do not know how much I am suffering. The prosecutor seems unmoved by this. All he does is to come up with many stories to delay the court further from committing me for trial,” said Mompoloki, during an appearance this week.

He added: “Coming here every 14 days without moving forward is exhausting. I want to be tried if at all I have committed the offence. I have also pleaded with the state to allow me to renew my expired Omang but they all turn a deaf ear.”

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