Rapist, robber appeals conviction

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FRANCISTOWN: A 24-year-old man from Sefhare cumulatively sentenced to 15 years in jail for robbery and rape of an American Peace Corp appeared before the High Court on Friday to appeal his conviction and sentence.

In April 2016, Magistrate Game Mooketsi convicted Disang Lebakeng of robbing and raping a US Peace Corp. Lebakeng allegedly committed the offences in 2015 between the Machaneng and Mahalapye villages in the bush. Three cellular phones, an iPad and foreign currency that Lebakeng allegedly stole from the victim were later recovered from him. 

Motivating his application and why he thought the conviction and sentence were not proper before Justice Barnabas Nyamadzabo, Lebakeng said he asked for bail pending the commencement of his trial but the lower court refused to grant him one. 

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