BAR FIGHT SENDS LAD TO JAIL
A Francistown youngster was this week slapped with a four- year- jail term for stabbing a man during a beer brawl.
Popularly known as Makaka, the young man whose real name is Joseph Tau, is said to have turned Godfrey Manyane’s night of entertainment and fun into a bloody affair by stabbing Manyane with a knife on the forehead, thighs, and back.
In what appeared to be an anger outburst caused by a misunderstanding Tau pounced on fleeing 28- year-old Manyane and stabbed him until Manyane dropped to the ground unconscious.
On the day of his conviction and sentencing, Tau’s anger was however replaced with remorse as he sheepishly pled for mercy from presiding magistrate, Peggy Madandume.
In mitigation, the young man told the court that he was driven by anger and alcohol to commit the crime. He also asked for his youthful age to be taken into consideration. When pronouncing judgment, Madandume noted that the offence that Tau committed couldn’t be treated lightly as it had threatened another person’s life.
Over and above the four years imprisonment, Tau was slapped with a 12 months suspended sentence provided he did not commit an offence during the time.
22 year old pleads guilty for Weed possession
22 year old youth from Bluetown in Francistown this week pled guilty before a Francistown Magistrate Court for being in possession of marijuana weighing 3.14Kg.
The unemployed Metlhaetsile Makgannye from the low-income area took on Francistown’s morning cold wearing a t-shirt, as his charges were read to him. It was said that on the 12th of November last year, Makgannye was nabbed by police, and the marijuana was found in his possession. The lass accepted and pled guilty to the charges somewhat confidently and chose not to speak further when given the chance.
Makgannye, who is not behind bars, will appear again before the courts on the 15th of July.