Sunday, September 27, 2020

First Daughter to appear in court on drunken driving charge

Chedza Mpho Mogae, daughter to President Festus Mogae, is on 6 February, 2008 expected to appear in the Extension Two Magistrate Court to answer charges of allegedly driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

According to a charge sheet, the accused had, on or about 17 June, 2006 in Gaborone, drove an Isuzu bakkie twin cab whilst unfit to drive due to alcohol intake.

The second count is that Chedza would not, without reasonable excuse, take a breathalyzer test when required to do so by a member of the Botswana Police Service who was stationed at the Gaborone Central Police Station.
This is not the first time that Chedza has found herself on the wrong side of the law.

Last year, she is reported to have stabbed a man in the thigh with a knife at a popular Gaborone Night Club in Gaborone West. The two, it was reported, had before then quarreled and the man was finally stabbed. After this incident, Chedza was charged with affray allegedly because the injury was minor and was fined P50.

The man then threatened to sue Chedza.

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