The Murder Incident That Broke Relationships

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FRANCISTOWN: Silence engulfed Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe’s courtroom instantly. Not even shuffling of feet from throngs of men and women donning stainless steel five-sided star badges emblazoned ZCC,the abbreviation for Zion Christian Church, on their left-hand breast pockets.

It was Thursday afternoon. 

The ZCC members silently took their positions in the  public gallery with the women decorating the courtroom with their brightly coloured head scarves, or doeks as they are commonly known in Southern Africa.

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