Second time death row inmate to finally hang

Patrick Gabaakanye on the watchful eyes of prison warders
Patrick Gabaakanye on the watchful eyes of prison warders

A Lobatse man, Patrick Gabaakanye, who was condemned to death by the Gaborone High Court last year, has lost his appeal to wriggle out of the noose.

The 55-year-old Gabaakanye was sentenced to death for the murder of a visually impaired septuagenarian at Ga-Mosusu Lands in 2010. He was also jailed for five years for unlawfully wounding the wife of the 74-year-old deceased man.

Gabaakanye, who has a string of previous convictions dating as far as 1989, is no stranger to the death sentence. He escaped the hangman’s noose when the death sentence he was facing in 1993 was overturned to 15 years in 2004  after a successful appeal.

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