A Tonota man charged with a single count of murder of his girlfriend was early this week remanded in custody by Francistown chief magistrate Peggy Madandume for safety reasons.
Unapologetic Kabo Sebogolodi, 29, who was smiling while in the dock when the charge sheet was read to him, is expected to reappear in court on March 1st 2014.
According to court papers, Sebogolodi murdered his 32-year-old girlfriend, whose names were not stated, by stabbing her with a sharp object suspected to be a knife. The police are still to ascertain the kind of weapon that was used in the crime.
Prosecutor Ofentse Sekadima applied for the accused person to be remanded in custody as police investigations are still ongoing.
Sekadima added that relatives and friends of the deceased are very angry. He said releasing the accused person on bail would be tantamount to suicide as “the angry community is likely to meet mob justice on the murder suspect.”
The prosecution also feared that the suspect would interfere with ongoing police investigations.
Madandume granted the application by the prosecution and denied Sebogolodi bail.