BOTSWANA: TWO MEN EXECUTED FOR MURDER
March 30, 2020:
Botswana on 28 March 2020 executed two men convicted of murder. (Source: Agence France-Presse, Times Live, zimeye.net, 28/03/2020)
The latest executions bring to four the number of hangings since President Mokgweetsi Masisi was elected last October.
Moabi Seabelo Mabiletsa, 33, and his co-accused Matshidiso Tshid Boikanyo, 39, were hanged at Gaborone Central Prison in the morning, the prison services said in a statement.
The two were handed the death sentence for the murder of Vincent Mopipi, a cab driver, on 13 September 2013, at Block 9 location in Gaborone.
The latest hangings follow a death sentence which was imposed on them in 2017 by the Gaborone High Court for the offence of murder.
They later appealed the judgement but were dismissed on 8 February 2019 by the Court of Appeal.
Botswana executed a man last month and another one in December.