Tiroyakgosi sucked into ‘AWOL’ prosecutor controversy

Stephen Tiroyakgosi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Stephen Tiroyakgosi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Stephen Tiroyakgosi has been sucked into the controversial absence without leave (AWOL) of a DPP prosecutor whose cases are called at the courts but does not appear.

The prosecutor, Botlhe Maroane-Gachungi, is based at the DPP offices in Francistown. Gachungi attracted the curiosity of justices and magistrates after his colleagues at the DPP appeared in some of the cases he is prosecuting without instructions.

Last week, Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego said he was concerned that some of the cases that he (Phuthego) is presiding over and in which Gachungi is the substantive prosecutor are always called in court but Gachungi is never present to prosecute them since he has not been appearing in court for sometime.

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