Thursday, April 25, 2024

Insulting language lands money lender in the dock

A 28-year-old woman, who is a resident of Bontleng in Gaborone, was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, charged with the use of insulting language.

The accused, Kefuraletswe Marole, from Manamatha Ward in Semolale and who is a cook at Ituteng Primary School, insulted Malaki Tekane for taking too long to repay her P160.

Constable Happy Six of Urban Police Station told the court that on November 24, 2006, Marole went to Tekane’s place to ask for her money but found her having traveled to Serowe.

When Marole heard that Tekane had returned from her trip, she went back to the house and insulted Tekane for taking too long to pay her. Tekane went to the police and reported the incident.

Before passing the sentence Monametsi told the court that he understood that Marole was owed money by Tekane but told the court that she was not supposed to insult her. He then sentenced her to three months in jail, wholly suspended for two years, and fined her P50 court fine payable before December 31, 2006 failing which she would go to jail for three months.


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