Tears of relief as man gets murder acquittal

Francistown High Court. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Francistown High Court. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Tears of joy welled up in the eyes of Mompati Galetlale after Justice Bengbame Sechele pronounced him not guilty of murder on Tuesday.

Galetlale was accused of murdering Motlamorago Maleme on September 13, 2019 in Bobonong. The accused had been languishing in jail following his committal from the Magistrate Court to the High Court.

When delivering judgment, Justice Sechele said the prosecution had alleged that Galetlale had hit Maleme with a stone on the head which precipitated his death.

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