Killed for being nice

Cathrine Moemedi
DECEASED: Gothebe Mpho

What was supposed to be a night of fun ended tragically for a 28-year-old Maun man who was stabbed to death by an unruly patron last Friday.

A 39-year-old man of Mogapelwa cattle post has since appeared before Maun Magistrate court on a single count of murder.

In his brief appearance, Kebatho Maithamako told court that he’ll engage a lawyer to represent him, before State Prosecutor Kebigetswe Reid successfully applied for his remand pending investigations.

“This is an incident that happened over the weekend. Nothing much has been done in terms of investigations. We will entertain the issue of bail in the next mention,” said Reid.

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The deceased Gothebe Mpho and Maithamako are said to have been attending a music festival at Red Lark farm in Toteng when the former met his fate.

MURDER ACCUSED: Kebatho Maithamako ( Brown Hat)

It is said that Kebatho went to the security guards manning the gate and complained about false advertising.

An eyewitness said he said despite parting with his hard earned money to watch music performances, not a single artist took to the stage, an outburst that led to an altercation with the security team.

An eye witness told The Voice that Maithamako then took out a knife and cut off the ropes fastening the gate.

Seeing this Mpho confronted him, asking him to stop what he was doing.

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“He simply asked him to stop, and for his troubles he was repeatedly punched in the face and was then stabbed twice on both sides of his thighs,” said the witness.

With blood oozing from his gaping wounds, Mpho is said to have staggered towards the crowd, pleading with revelers to take him to the hospital.

“Unfortunately, he just fell forward laid there motionless,” The Voice learnt.

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Maithamako is set to appear again on 19 September for Status Update.

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