BOTSWANA MAN ON SIX DEATH SENTENCES EXECUTED
May 27, 2013: A Botswana man who was handed six death sentences for murdering his family after a misunderstanding over food was executed.
The Botswana Prison Service confirmed that Orelesitse Modise Thokamolemo‚Äôs hanging was carried out early in the morning at Gaborone Central Prison.
The capital punishment came after a death sentence was imposed on him on December 9, 2010 by the Francistown High Court for the offence.
The Court of Appeal last month struck out an appeal against the sentence.
Thokamolemo had approached the Court of Appeal for both conviction and death sentence.
The trial court found that Thokamolemo killed six members of his family, among them his brother and a four-month-old baby using an axe in January 2008.
‚ÄúAfter anxious inquiring of mind of this matter, I also find no misdirection by the trial court in considering the effect of dagga taken by the appellant and giving it weight,‚ÄĚ Judge Isaac Lesetedi said last month. (Sources: africareview.com, 28/05/2013)