Stocktheft accused wants dead cow alive

Herd of cattle
Herd of cattle

JWANENG – A stocktheft accused, Kebogile Keolehetse must have thought he really provided a poser yesterday when he incessantly demanded he wants the dead cow he is accused of stealing, alive and mooing its way into the courtroom during his trial. The cow in question died at an exhibit kraal before trial.

But Magistrate Odirile Mokgatle reminded Keolehetse that he was facing a serious charge  that could send him to prison for a minimum of five years.“You should treat the matter with due diligence,” Mokgatle remonstrated with Keolehetse. This, after Keolehetse incessantly asked state witnesses why they wanted to claim his cow and that he had his own witnesses who would testify on his behalf.

First to bear the brunt of Keolehetse’s barrages was the complainant, Jeremiah Ramonko who testified that he was told by the investigating officer, that the cow died at Mabutsane exhibit kraal. Keolehetse would have none of it and objected that the cow’s old skin be admitted before court as part of the state‘s evidence.

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