State never intended charging Pinny

Pinny PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Pinny PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

After three years of court appearances alongside her husband, Pinny Morupisi is a free woman. She was acquitted and discharged of the alleged crimes this week by the Gaborone High Court. Now, it has since come to light that had she cooperated with the State from the beginning, she would not have been charged in the first place.

Agreeing with the presiding Judge Mokwadi Gabanagae when he discharged and acquitted her, State lawyer Kentse Molome stated that had she operated with the law enforcement and investigators, Pinny would have never been charged alongside her husband.

Speaking to Mmegi on the sidelines of court and commenting on the judgement, Molome when asked if they will appeal the part of the judgement which set Pinny free, the State senior lawyer explained: “No, not at all. Right from the beginning, we were aware that the evidence we had did not meet the threshold, actually one of the elements of knowledge. From the very beginning, we were aware that we did not have sufficient evidence to prove that she had the knowledge that the offences were being committed.”


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