Step-father Appears In Court Today For Murder Of Two Toddlers

Step-father Appears In Court Today For Murder Of Two Toddlers
Step-father Appears In Court Today For Murder Of Two Toddlers

A 29-year-old step father working as a herder at Lekgolwe cattlepost was arrested on Saturday, a week after he allegedly murdered two toddlers following a dispute with their mother.

The three-year-old girl and her one-year-old brother were found dead by their grandmother, who had rushed outside, after hearing screams from her daughter. District Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer, detective superintendent Obert Stone told The Monitor the suspect was arrested at Tsebanana lands in the outskirts of Tsetsebjwe village on Saturday and that he will be arraigned for murder before the Bobonong Magistrate's Court today (Monday). The suspect, who fled the scene the night of the double murder, had been visiting his girlfriend.

He allegedly found his girlfriend sleeping with her mother and her two children and requested to see her for a talk. While out talking, the children's grandmother heard her daughter screaming for help. Rushing to the scene outside the house to check what was happening, the grandmother saw her daughter running for dear life away from the boyfriend. She charged after her fleeing daughter, but abandoned the pursuit only to return to find the lifeless bodies of her grandchildren.
Editor's Comment
Everyone should be on high alert

Close to half a million people in the country have been fully vaccinated while over 800,000 have received their first doses. Botswana has tackled tough hurdles, but the race is far from over.Batswana are gearing up for the holidays and there will be a lot of movement across the country and outside the country. Social gatherings are back in full force and now more than ever, people should observe COVID-19 protocols.Our neighbouring country South...

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