BOTSWANA: DEATH ROW INMATE HANGED
January 31, 2012: In Botswana, death row inmate Zibani Thamo convicted of murder was hanged in the morning.
In a statement the Department of Prison and Rehabilitation confirmed the execution but did not state who carried it out and where the body was buried. However, it is common knowledge that prison warders are the one who carry out the execution and burial in the prison compound.
Thamo was convicted of the 2007 murder of his girlfriend Sihle Dube. The Francistown High Court learnt that Thamo mutilated his girlfriend and scattered her pieces along the Tati riverbank. He was sentenced to death in March 2011 and immediately sought the intervention of the Court of Appeal in September, which upheld the sentence.
His execution leaves three death row inmates being, Modise Tlhokamolelo, Mangombe Tadubane and Gatlhalosamang Gaboakelwe. (Sources: www.mmegi.bw, 01/02/2012)