Rapist Bemoans 15-Year Term Too Harsh

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FRANCISTOWN: Lebogang Motshweneng is to appeal his conviction and 15 year sentence at the Court of Appeal (CoA) because he feels the ruling is too harsh.

The accused had once appealed his conviction and sentencing before Francistown High Court judge president Lot Moroka, after former Chief Magistrate Peggy Madandume sentenced him to 15-years’ imprisonment.

During the appeal, Moroka upheld the magistrate’s court decision.On Friday, Motshweneng appeared before Moroka requesting the judge to reconsider his sentencing or give him the go-ahead to appeal his conviction and sentencing at the CoA. The accused raised concerns that during his trial the prosecution had served him late with documents to prepare for his case.

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‘Boraboko’ should face the wrath of the law

Still in Molepolole, a young woman was also reported missing, only for her decapitated body to be found inside in a shallow grave! The issue of missing persons has always been a challenge in our country, and a considerable number of missing persons are unfortunately found dead! Something troubling is the murders related to missing persons, which touch on an array of issues, including the killing of intimate partners, often referred to as passion...

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