Rape Accused's Mental State Delays Case

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FRANCISTOWN: The case of a man who allegedly raped a boy in 2012 in Masunga village is delayed, as his state of mind is to be determined before the case gets finalised.

The magistrate’s court in Masunga had previously ruled that Koketso Learners was fit to be tried following a recommendation from a psychiatric expert.

However, Learners’ family later produced a previous psychiatric report, which showed that he was not of sound mind. Following his family producing the previous psychiatric report, the lower court in Masunga referred the matter to the Francistown High Court to determine if Learners is fit to stand trial or not. Learners’ case was referred to the High Court in accordance with Section 158 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act.

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Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

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