Man convicted of girlfriends murder

Date: June 19, 2012
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Name of Article : Man convicted of girlfriend’s murder

Name of the Journalist : Isaiah Morewagae

Name of Publication : Mmegi

Date : 24 May 2012

Country : Botswana

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Theme : Crime, Gender violence

Genre : News

Gem classification : Gender aware

Description : A 33 year old man has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend in a jeolousy rage. Mosimanegape Batoko of Kanngwe village in the Southern District yesterday pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfiend Galaletsang Simane in December 2005. Simane met her death after Batoko became suspicious that she was seeing other man . The incident is said to have happened during the period when “passion killings” murders were seemingly escalating in the country. The facts of the case are that in December 2005, Batoko confronted Simane with allegations that she was cheating on him with a man employed as an Agricultural demonstrator in th village .It was revealed in court that Simane confirmed these allegations and stressed that she used to date Knneth Matheakgomo but had since decided to terminate their relationship.

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