Murderer sentenced to death row


FRANCISTOWN: A jealous man who could not fathom the fact that his ex-girlfriend was no longer in love with him was sentenced to death Thursday for her murder.

The accused, Moses Kanika, was sentenced to death for murdering Wanani Tafila on January 16, 2016 in Selibe-Phikwe.

When giving ruling on extenuation and sentence, Justice Lot Moroka said that according to evidence given in court by Tafila’s landlord, the relationship between Kanika and Tafila was far from rosy as the deceased always complained of the emotional and physical abuse that she endured from the accused.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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