It has been more than four years since Neelo Kgosikwena, 51, of Moshupa, lost her two daughters after their sister’s ex-boyfriend torched the house they were sleeping in.
The mother was also inside when the incident happened. Last week, during re-examination before Gaborone High Court Judge, Justice Sigh Walia, Kgosikwena burst into tears as she could not contain herself when she saw the accused, Gaone Molwalefe, a former science teacher at Mookami Junior School in Kanye.
Molwalefe denied ever torching the family or the house on that fateful night. He told Justice Walia that there was no bad blood between him and his ex-girlfriend, Kealeboga Siwane, who has since got married.
“We stayed together at my place at one point. On that day, we even went together to her mother’s house in Moshupa to fix the roofing of her house and bought her food items,” he said, stressing that there was no tension between them.He said that on that fateful early September 27, 2012 night, “My car caught fire and I didn’t know where it came from.” Kgosikwena says Molwalefe and her daughter have a child of whom they shared custody. She said that when the accused and her daughter came together with the child on that afternoon, she asked them to fix part of her house that had been destroyed by the rain, and that they had come with Molwalefe’s cousin, who willingly assisted.
“After that, he left with his cousin, showing no signs of anger,” she said. She revealed that her daughter was then a nurse in Kanye where Molwalefe also worked, hence he gave her a ride with the child to Moshupa. She said their relationship had ended three months before, and that parents were involved in the decision. Kgosikwena told court that at around midnight, she heard voices in the other room and went to enquire what was going on. On arrival, she was told that the accused person said he came for his child and by that time her other deceased child had taken the child to the neighbours. When the accused realised that she was calling the police, he took off in his car, she said.
At around 3am she heard the sound of a car and its lights penetrated through her room. She woke up to see who it was, only to see Molwalefe holding a screw driver, fiddling the door with it. She also saw something like a small cylinder in front of him, connected to something like a gun.
Upon gaining entrance into the house, the accused allegedly ‘pulled the trigger’ of that cylinder, leaving the old woman burning, and she screamed her children’s names. “He splashed petrol everywhere, and used something that looked like a gun to torch my house,” she said. Two of her daughters were severely burnt and they died a month apart – October and November 2012. Molwalefe’s ex-girlfriend, says her mother, jumped out of the window and went to call neigbours. The fire destroyed property worth over P13, 000.
Kgosikwena is aggrieved that since the incident in 2012, the accused was remanded for a short period and has been granted bail since then. “He deserves to be in prison. He killed my children, and he nearly killed me,” she said, tears swelling in her eyes. Prosecutor Bantekanye Dikago told The Midweek Sun that they were going to file final submissions on February 7, while defence counsel Kole Kole will file his on February 21, and await a date for judgment. The accused person is facing two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and arson.
5 Forex Tools that every African trader must know
Trading in the foreign exchange market can be intimidating for any African retail trader, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced traders.
Therefore, all African traders must use a solid trading strategy and a range of trading tools to assist them in their trading decisions. Forex trading tools can be accessed through a forex trading platform and a forex broker, who often offer this for free or as a paid service.
There are hundreds of helpful forex tools that African traders can use, and these are some of the best ones.
An economic calendar is one of the most useful and powerful forex trading tools for African forex traders. The calendar features a list of economic releases and geopolitical events, amongst other things according to their date, location, and level of importance.
African traders can gain insight into future market consensus, historical released outcomes, central bank policy statements, monetary policies and policymaker speeches, upcoming elections, and so on.
Trading signals are another popular tool that traders can use to help them make accurate and dependable predictions on price movements in the forex market. Trading signals are popular tools for forex traders because they can trigger buy or sell actions according to predetermined criteria.
Trading signals can consist of criteria such as volume surges, earnings reports, or using certain existing signals. Technical analysis is an important component in using trading signals as it can help traders recognise the types of trading indicators that they can use to complement their trading style.
However, quantitative analysis, market sentiment measures, and fundamental analysis tools are also important considerations for making informed trading decisions. Trading signals can help successful traders remain focused in volatile markets, helping them identify perfect trading opportunities, market trends, resistance levels, and market movements in a range of markets.
Trading platforms refer to the software applications that African traders use to carry out trades. This is not the only function of a forex trading platform, and it can be used for in-depth analysis and other functions.
Trading platforms feature a wide range of tools for traders including an economic calendar, technical indicators, educational resources, and more. Trading platforms have comprehensive charting capabilities, with price charts that can be viewed in different time frames across different financial markets.
All market participants are urged to keep a comprehensive trading journal, providing them with a detailed record of their past trades.
By keeping a trading journal, African traders can take note of their successful trades, the trading strategies they use, and they can note their mistakes to allow them to improve on their strategies.
Some information the trading journal must include is:
- The date on which trades are executed
- The currency pair or financial instrument is traded along with the entries and exits.
- Whether the trader entered a buy or sell position
- The price at which the trade was entered and the closing price when it was closed
- The amounts of pips gained or lost along with their value in base currency
- The technical indicators or trading strategies used
African traders have a wide range of calculators that will save them a significant amount of time in preparing for different market conditions. These calculators include some of the following:
- Margin calculators
- Profit calculators
- Currency converters
- Volatility calculators
- Pip calculators, and several others.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.
Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.
On the evening of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021) PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.