Man remanded for wounding rival on New Year’s Eve

Portia Mlilo

Village Chief Magistrate Goodwill Makofi this week extended a remand warrant for Licos Mathabathi who is facing one count of unlawful wounding.

Court heard that on new year’s eve at Mmopane village, the 45-year-old Mathabathi unlawfully wounded Motswadi Podiso with a slasher on his chest.

It is alleged the two were fighting over a girlfriend.

The victim was admitted at the hospital, treated for injuries and released the following day.

State Prosecutor Assistant Superintendent Tshepo, did not oppose Mathabathi’s bail application.

He proposed that the accused should be granted bail on condition that he bound himself with the sum of P2000 and provide two Batswana sureties who would bind themselves with the same amount.

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Another proposed condition was that he should not commit any similar offence while on bail or interfere with police investigations.

Magistrate Makofi declined the Prosecution’s proposition as he said the accused person did not show any remorse even though he did not deny attacking the victim.

“There is no doubt the weapon used is very dangerous. We do not know the consequences that might come with the injury after some time. In my view characters such as this one need time to cool before they are released into the society. You are therefore not granted bail and your remand will be extended until the 17th of this month,” said Makofi

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