Young man found guilty of murder

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FRANCISTOWN: A 22-year-old man was on Tuesday found guilty of a single count of murder.

When passing judgment, Justice Zibani Makhwade said there is circumstantial evidence that proves that Tshepang Motsamai killed Khumoetsile Sechele in Tonota village on February 22, 2012, following a drinking spree.

Makhwade said Sechele was stabbed with a sharp object on the right side of his neck and died due to shock and heavy bleeding. The issue, he noted, was whether Motsamai who was 19 years old at the time of the incident, caused the death or not.

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