Rapist wins, loses within seconds

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Convicted rapist and serial robber Bolokang Simololang must be a bundle of nerves after the Court of Appeal (CoA) overturned the ruling of a lower court only to impose the same sentence on him yesterday.

When delivering his verdict, CoA judge Seth Twum said the 23-year sentence imposed on Simololang was beyond the sentencing jurisdiction of a Principal Magistrate, who first heard the matter.

The lower court had convicted him of six counts of different offences ranging from rape to burglary and sentenced him to an effective 23 years.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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