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Murder accused remanded

Portia Mlilo
IN COURT: Sekukuni

Broadhurst Magistrate,Gaseitsewe Tonoki this Thursday remanded in custody Botoka Okhando Sekukuni, a murder accussed.

46-year-old Sekukuni from Mmankgodi is facing one count of murdering his girlfriend, Botshelo Makgaka. It is alleged the two had a misunderstanding on the 5th of April at Mogoditshane and Sekukuni hit the victim with a hammer and slasher on the head. She sustained serious head injuries and got admitted at Intensive Care Unit at Princess Marina Referral Hospital where she died on Monday this week.

State Prosecutor, Sub-Inspector Keaipela Seekolo told court that this was a fresh matter and the investigations were still at aninitial stage. She said post-mortem was not yet done and the body of the deceased was yet to be taken to her family in Francistown.

When asked if he had anything to say Sekukuni said he was cohabiting with the deceased so he left some of his properties at her house. He pleaded with the court to make an arrangement for him court to go and collect his radio, clothes and some work tools at his dead girlfriend’s house.

Magistrate Tonoki however reminded the accused that he had committed a serious crime that carried a possible sentence of death by hanging.

” Taking a person’s life leaves the public and the victim’s family in a shock, trauma and anger. You will be remanded in custody to allow the police to complete their investigations.’ said the magistrate.

Plea was reserved and the accused person ordered to return to court on May 7th

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