Molepolole’s notorious ex-convict Botsi Kefitile is a free man.
The 37-year-old was released on bail by Molepolole Magistrate Court last Tuesday.
Botsi was arrested last Monday for disregarding a court order barring him from entering his grandmother’s yard.
Released from prison in 2020 after serving a 10 year jail term for robbery, Botsi led a trouble free life for almost three years until this recent arrest.
The Molepolole native had publicly stated that he was a new man, and a born again Christian.
However trouble is never too far away for ‘Bushguard’ as he’s popularly known in the streets.
Giving evidence in court, Investigating Officer Sergeant Pricilla Raphadisa said Kefitile disobeyed a court order by entering his grandmother’s place on May 26th.
Representing himself, Kefitile pleaded with court to reject as evidence an order signed by the court clerk.
“I was never served and have not prepared my defense as I had no idea that this document will be presented in court as evidence. I therefore plead with court to reject it,” he said.
Principal Magistrate Solomon Setshedi ruled in Kefitile’s favour as the prosecution failed to show evidence that he was ever served with the order.
Kefitile further revealed to the court that the police wanted him in custody because they have connections with his uncle and his grandmother who only wanted to destroy his future.
Sergeant Raphadisa who earlier indicated to the court that she was only given the case to investigate last week said her belief that Kefitile entered his grandmother’s place was based on the statement she got from the old woman.
This did not go down well with Kefitile, who fired numerous questions at the prosecutor.
“Are you aware that I and the complainant are not in good terms? Are you aware that the complainant divorced my grandfather and when they divorced I was given a portion of my grandfather’s estate that’s why you were given such statement,” fired Kefitile.
Despite Sub Inspector Maureen Segokgo’s pleas that he be further remanded, the Magistrste granted Kefitile his freedom.
In his ruling the magistrate indicated that on issues of bail the court consider the seriousness of the offence and likelihood to abscond and since the prosecution had failed to prove that the accused was not a bail candidate, he granted him bail on conditions that he enters into own recognition with the amount of P1000 and attend court all the time.
Mention scheduled for November 9th, 2023.