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Masilo guilty of Murder

Keletso Thobega

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Judge Abednigo Tafa this afternoon found Thabo Masilo guilty of the murder of Tshepang Motlhabane. He however found him not guilty of robbery.The ruling comes following a six-year trial over the murder of the former St Joseph’s College student who was stabbed to death at her family home in Phase 4, Gaborone.

After reading out the statements of 13 witnesses including security officers, police officers, a relative and forensic experts, Tafa noted that it was questionable that Masilo had acted in self defence as he had claimed in his defence.

“If he had indeed acted in self defence as he claims, he would not have stabbed the victim three times. He also would not have hidden from the security personnel.” Tafa also noted that Masilo had confisticated two phones he found in a bedroom but did not state that the other one belonged to him.

Meanwhile, Masilo’s lawyer Kgosi Ngakayagae has indicated that they will contest the ruling. An extenuation has been set for 7 February 2019 at Gaborone High Court.

Tshepang’s mother, Freedom Diraditsile said that she was pleased with the ruling but declined to comment further. A family representative said that they had forgiven Masilo a long time ago but were happy that he had been found guilty of Tshepang’s murder. Masilo’s mother declined to comment and appeared fiery.

For more on the matter get your copy of this week’s print edition of The Midweek Sun available at your nearest store.

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BUSHIRI HELPED US

Yvonne Mooka

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The torment that Keloneilwe family in Goo Kodisa had been subjected to for over a year is now a thing of the past.This is thanks to the intervention of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, if what Kgosi Moalakwena Keloneilwe says is anything to go by.

He told The Midweek Sun that he went to see Prophet Shepherd Bushiri in Pretoria on April 12 and was told by Major One, as Bushiri is known, that all is well. “When I arrived at his church, I met him and showed him The Midweek Sun article about the incident and he laid hands on it and said ‘It is done.’ “He didn’t say much,” said Keloneilwe. He said that the Enlightened Christian Gathering leader also gave him anointing oil.

“He also preached that when we pray in tongues, the anointing oil changes into the Holy Spirit and that it can do anything that we ask it to do. “He warned that if we don’t use it properly, it can be dangerous. But again, the prophet taught us that anybody can perform miracles,” said the tribal leader, who is also a cousin to the family that was tormented by the evil creature.

Kgosi Keloneilwe said that he was speechless when he arrived back home to find that government through social workers had instructed that the family move to Moshupa into a Village Development Committee house. “That same Monday, they moved to Moshupa which makes sense concerning what the prophet was saying that it is done.

The children have even gone back to school,” he said. He said that he did not tell his cousins that he was going to see Bushiri and only told them when he came back. The family has been tormented by an unknown creature, believed to appear in the form of a snake, a monkey the next minute and also a dirty doll.

In a previous interview with this reporter, the headman revealed that the children had been away from school for a year because the creature has torn their school uniforms into pieces. He also said that efforts to take them to school were made difficult by the fact that the creature throws stones at any car that takes them to school. It was also said that it threw stones at the children and slapped them if they dared go to school.

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World telecoms day commemoration in Sefhare

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President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will join the ministry of transport and communications to commemorate the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) in Sefhare this coming Friday.

The event will be held at Sefhare Primary School grounds starting at 0900hrs. This year the commemorations will be celebrated under the theme ‘Bridging the Standardization gap’. Bridging the Standardization gap is one of the strategic goals of the International and Communication Union’s (ITU) standardisation sector. The purpose of WTISD is help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs) can bring to societies and economies as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.

The day marks the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).On the 17th May 1865 when the first International telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. This year we celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day which has been celebrated annually since 1969.

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