Message from ancestors or madness?


Court orders mental exam for threat to kill accused

A man who threatened to kill his mother and another man for allegedly bewitching him has been slapped with two counts of threat to kill.

34-year-old Disang Itheeng from Morepo ward threatened to kill the two after he claimed to have been informed by the ancestors that they were bewitching him.

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Charged with two counts of threat to kill, Itheeng on November 23rd, 2021 allegedly threatened one Tirafalo Modimoeng, 34, in a telephone conversation uttering the words, “Monna o itse gore o ntse o le mo boloing, ke tsile go go tshubela mo ntlung gotlhe le koloi ya gago ke bo ke go bolaya, meaning I know you have been engaged in witchcraft, I am going to burn you inside the house together with your car and kill you.”

The following day,November 24th, Itheeng allegedly proceeded to threaten his mother, Serekwa Itheeng, 63, pointing a finger at her and uttering the words, “Ha ne saatane a ka ntsena, ha ne ese gore Modimo o a ntirisa ke batla go bolaya mme yo, if satan could posses me , if I wasn’t used by God I would have wanted to kill this woman.”

During his arraignment before Molepolole Magistrates’ Court recently, Itheeng told the court that he had also consulted a traditional doctor who had confirmed to him that he had a calling fr

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