Palapye drinking buddies guilty of murder

Palapye township PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Palapye township PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Two men from Palapye were on Friday found guilty of murder. The duo, Philimon Montshwari and Tshepo Ithuteng, was convicted of the murder of Ontebetse Bafitlhile on December 2, 2019, in Extension 3, Palapye.

The accused murdered Bafitlhile following a misunderstanding in a cab after a night out drinking at Oxygen Night Club in Palapye.

Ithuteng has several previous convictions ranging from murder, motor vehicle theft, and breaking and stealing from a dwelling house, while Montshwari has two prior convictions of rape. Justice Bengbame Sechele had previously ruled that there were exceptional extenuating circumstances that diminished the accused persons’ culpability when they committed the offence.

Editor's Comment
Women's bodies are not a man's playground!

In most of these cases, all this violence is done in the name of love! Love is a beautiful thing and no one who claims to love another can ever wish harm on the object of their affection let alone inflict pain upon them.A few weeks ago, the nation was shaken following the gruesome murder of two little innocent souls by their father, who after that painful act committed suicide. One of the biggest challenges that we face as a nation is that we...

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