Suspect begs for lifting of 'harsh' bail term

FRANCISTOWN: A man charged with stealing a motor vehicle begged a magistrate yesterday to change his P32,000 cash bail condition. Maokamedi Nkhwanana, 30 was granted bail about two months ago but he is still languishing in prison because he cannot pay the P32,000. He applied for the bail condition to be changed because it is too harsh.

"I am granted bail but I find the condition too harsh. I am supposed to pay P32,000 to get bail but there is nowhere I can get P32, 000," he said. Nkhwanana told the court that he was an orphan and getting P32,000 is impossible for him.


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Happy Independence!

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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