UDC politician in court for evicting daughter


FRANCISTOWN: A parliamentary candidate who lost in the last general elections is in trouble with the law after attempts to chase her daughter from the family home.

Theresa Mmolawa, who stood and lost the Francistown East constituency under the ticket of the opposition, Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) last October, appeared in court on Friday over domestic dispute.  She is accused of having once again tried to chase her daughter from her homestead, defying an earlier court order baring her from doing so.

In the latest episode, Mmolawa faces an assault common charge after she allegedly poked her daughter Gosego Pumive Mmolawa, on the forehead at the former’s place at Molapo Estates on February 10.

In the other count, the state alleges that in February, she failed to obey a court order that was issued by Principal Magistrate Sijabuliso Siziba on January 15 prohibiting Mmolawa from evicting her daughter Gosego from her homestead at Molapo Estates.

State prosecutor Alexander Phale applied for charges to be read to the accused and her plea taken.

However, Mmolawa’s plea was reserved after she told the court that she was in the process of engaging an attorney to represent her in the matters.

Also, magistrate Siziba said that he was recusing himself from the cases because he previously presided over the current cases that were brought before court.

Siziba presided over the case in which he issued a court order barring Mmolawa from evicting her daughter.

Siziba told the police to liaise with the court clerk in order to find another magistrate who will preside over the cases because Mmolawa may feel that he is biased against her.

Mmolawa is out on bail and will appear in court on February 20 when she is expected to take a plea.

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