A 28-year-old man of Boseja in Maun, charged for the murder of his 23-year-old girlfriend of Molepolole has been granted bail by the Maun magistrate court.
Bokamoso Mazunga was granted bail on Friday by Maun Chief Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu.
The accused person is alleged to have stabbed Doricah Segwe multiple times with a knife at his rented house in Maun on the 4th April 2022. It is alleged that the deceased who resided at Molepolole was visiting the boyfriend when she met her fate.
The State Prosecutor Sergeant Mmoloki Boshati had in a previous appearance made an application that Mazungu be denied bail as investigations on the matter were still at an early stage.
Boshati had also posited that the accused should not be granted bail as they are awaiting post-mortem and forensic lab results for some exhibits.
However, the status of the matter changed after the prosecution no longer opposed the accused person’s bail application. They indicated that despite investigations on the matter still not being complete.
Mazungu was ordered to pay an amount of P1000 and also to report himself to Maun police once every month end. He was also ordered to attend every court appearance as scheduled. Mazunga will appear again on 21st May for mention.
Court heard that in the morning of the murder incident a report was received from one Gitsemang Poroga, the accused’s neighbour that Mazunga was tabbing his girlfriend with a knife.
The police responded to the report and rushed to the scene, found the deceased lying in a pool of blood and took her to Letsholathebe II Memorial hospital where she was certified dead. Mazunga who was suspected to have fled the scene was arrested the following day at a different location in Boseja.