The Maun High Court has allowed double murder accused Moabi Molapisi to collect his medical records and documents from his place. The court ordered prosecution to assist him to collect the documents which he claims will assist him prepare for trail.
Maun High Court, Judge Godfrey Nthomiwa made the order after the State did not object the accused person’s application to be granted permission to go home and collect his documents provided he does not take documents that belong to the deceased.
Nthomiwa has since requested state prosecution to make arrangements with the Prisons Department for the accused person to be able to get the said documents at his place of residence where he resided with his deceased mother within two days.
He is alleged to have on the 29th of June 2020 killed his mother Kehetwe Molapisi with an axe at her house in Matlapana ward. The accused person, then allegedly later drove about 900km to Ramotswa where he murdered his ex-girlfriend, Gofiwa Kabelo the following day.
The accused person is also facing other charges including house breaking in which he is alleged to have broken into his mother’s house on the day of the murder, unlawful use of his mother’s motor vehicle and obtaining by false pretence. He is alleged to have fuelled his mother’s car at shell filling station in Sedie with fuel worth around P800 and sped off without paying.
Evidence brought before court during Molapisi’s previous court appearance is that police officers in Maun only got to discover the old woman’s lifeless body after the accused person was arrested in Ramotswa for the murder of Kabelo.
This was after Ramotswa police were unable to contact Molapisi’s mother regarding the matter and resorted to contacting Maun police to locate her and inform her about the incident. Police however found her motionless body in a pool of blood in her bedroom.
It was further revealed that the police retrieved a suicide note in his mother’s car . The accused person is also said to have orally confessed to have consumed soil poison during his arrest in Ramotswa in attempt to commit suicide.
However, in his previous court appearance Molapisi denied writing the suicide note willingly, he instead alleged that he was brutally tortured by Ramotswa Police upon his arrest to write the note. He also said that the charge for unlawful use of the motor vehicle was ridiculous as he claimed that he has been using his mother’s car for the past five years with the authorisation from his mother.
Molapisi has been in custody since his arrest in 2020 was last year denied bail by Maun High court Judge Professor Bugalo Maripe. The accused person is represented by Phetsolo Nare of Nare Company Attorneys and will appear before court again on the 22nd August this year.