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Woman in court for murder

Cathrine Moemedi
( Credit : istock photo )

In the wake of 16 days of activism against gender based violence a 33- year old woman of Sedie ward in Maun has been arraigned before Maun Magistrate court for allegedly stabbing her 22- year- old lover to death.

It is said that the deceased was found by a passer by lying in a pool of blood with a stab wound on his chest in the evening of Saturday 26 November. Police preliminary investigations led them to Keitsheletse Boemang who is said to have been in a toxic love relationship with Mpolokang Makgetho.

In her brief appearance last week the state prosecutor in charge of the case applied that she be remanded in custody as investigations are still at an infancy stage.

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For her part Boemeng pleaded with the court to be released on bail as her eight children would suffer in her absence.

“ I understand that the matter is still fresh, however I am a mother of eight children whose father is deceased, I am the one taking care of them. Another child of mine is in Junior school as we speak his school shoes are torn,” said Boemang, adding that she recently received a job offer in one of the Safari companies and was to resume duty on Monday.

The woman told the court that she will defend herself until the matter is committed to the high court as she cannot afford the services of an attorney. Her plea has been reserved pending investigations.

Makgetho has since been laid to rest in Maun over the weekend and Boemang is expected back in court on November 08th for status hearing.

Her request for bail has been declined and she has been remanded in custody until the next mention.