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Mathokgwane acquitted

Mmegi Online Former Botswana National Front (BNF) executive secretary James Mathokgwane is now a free man after his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for rape was overturned by the High Court in Lobatse yesterday.



Mathokgwane was in the second month of his sentence after being convicted by Broadhust Principal Magistrate Nehemiah Mugoni of raping a nine year-old girl at Old Naledi on March 30, 2006.

Mathokgwane appealed to the High Court. In his appeal, he said the trial magistrate court had made numerous mis

-directions on matters of fact and law. It was submitted that the magistrate did not analyse the evidence in an objective fashion.

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