Police make a spectacle of accused

JWANENG: A man accused of shop breaking and theft, Boikobo Tumisang, has expressed his displeasure at the manner in which the police escort made a spectacle of him.

The Lobatse born Tumisang told Magistrate Basetsana Keakantse that the police made a mockery of him at a mall when they called on the public to come and view him as he sat in their vehicle. He said upon the encouragement of the police, people crowded around to see him inside the police van. “One police officer said tlang le bone legodu la Molepolole (Come and see this thief of Molepolole),” he said.  He told court last week that after another magistrate, Odirile Mokgatle, ordered him and his co-accused Odireleng Kati to be remanded in custody to await sentence, they wanted something to eat. 

Not finding any food at the police station, they were taken into a van to get food from Pick ‘n’ Pay where the officer called people over to taunt them.

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