Wednesday, February 24, 2021

High Court judge spends a night in police cell

A Molepolole Police officer wants Lobatse High Court judge Dr Onkemetse Tshosa to be charged with assault.

Dr Tshosa, who was recently appointed High Court judge, spent a night in a Police cell following a fracas after a road accident.

“We were not aware that he is a judge but he was arrested and detained,” said Molepolole station commander, Superintendent Andrew Bosilong, in an interview with The Telegraph.

He explained that the incident, which occurred around June, resulted in one police officer launching a complaint of a possible assault against the judge. He said that the judge was released the next morning after superior officers had been contacted.

“We are aware of the allegation, I can confirm that the matter was investigated and the file of investigations has been forwarded to my superiors,” said Bosilong.

The file on the allegation of assault is reported to have been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

However, Bosilong said the last time he had anything to do with the was when the docket was forwarded to his superiors who are the ones with the authority to forward the docket to the DPP.
He further said that his superiors would assess the evidence and would be the ones to decide whether the evidence was sufficient to warrant prosecution.

Deputy Police commissioner Kenny Kapinga also could not comment on the issue as he stated that he was on leave.

At the time of going to press, Tshosa was not available for comment.

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