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A 20-year-old man of Sedie Ward in Maun charged for the brutal murder of his 12-year-old sister before burning her body beyond recognition in September last year is awaiting to be committed to the high court.
The accused person, Ogona Thabologang who is facing a single count of murder is alleged to have initially confessed to the murder of his sister Lesego Thabologang in an interrogation after his arrest on the 6th of September 2022.
It is said that he confessed to murdering his sister on the 4th of September 2022 at around 2030hrs in their bedroom at Sedie and later took her body to a bush near their home and burnt it beyond recognition.
The accused person however did not explain the reasons to committing the horrific offence. He is said to have took the police to the scene where they found the 12 year old deceased’s body which was burnt beyond recognition.
Appearing before Maun Chief Magistrate, Thebeetsile Mulalu on Tuesday prosecution informed court that they are working on the committal process and therefore prayed for the remand warrant of the accused person to be extended.
For his part, Thabologang requested an explanation of why prosecution says he is mentally challenged though he knows he is mentally fit. Thabologang told court that if he is granted bail he will ensure that he visits his other relatives and not meet with any family member he will be told not to meet.
“I want to know what the psychiatric report means when it says that I am not sane and cannot meet my family members, do you see it ok to say I am insane?,” Thabologang asked in court.
In response Mulalu explained that according to doctors’ psychiatric opinion the accused person suffers anti-social personalities characterised by excessive substance abuse as well as aggressiveness towards community members. Mulalu added that the report also shows that Thabologang suffers from passive decision making.
“The accused person requires a structured environment such as rehabilitation centres. Until a reassessment has been done I will go with the current Doctor’s recommendations,” Mulalu noted.
The accused person will appear on the 23rd May for status update.