Sunday, April 21, 2024

Kgafela’s sister to appear in court for alleged drunken driving

With some royal family’s cases pending before the court of law, yet another member of the Bakgatla royal family is to appear in court accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and for assaulting a police officer.

Kgosi Kgafela Kgafela II’s elder sister, Seingwaeng Kgafela, is expected to appear before the Extension 2 Magistrate Court on allegations of drunken driving and of assaulting a police officer.

 Information reaching The Telegraph is that Seingwaeng, the first born in the family of Bakgatla paramount chief, Kgosi Kgafela, is expected to appear before court on January 24, 2013.

Tlokweng Police Acting Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Obapotswe Moremi, indicated that the case had been sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

“We┬áhave already forwarded a case in which Kgafela is accused of drunken driving and assaulting a police officer to DPP for further assessment,” said Moremi.

When contacted, Seingwaeng Kgafela was cagey in giving information and even denied having a case at Tlokweng.

“You can write whatever you want, but as for now I can advise you to wait and see how events will unfold because if you have a problem with the police you need to wait for them,” said Kgafela.

Seingwaeng Kgafela’s case follows some high profile cases that have already come before the Court of law and these include the case of former Lobatse High Court Judge Onkemetse Tshosa, former President Mogae’s daughter, Chedza Mogae, and the ongoing case of the former BDF Deputy Commander, Otisitswe Tiroyamodimo.

They all were charged with similar counts, amongst them drunken driving, assault and failure to provide a breath specimen.


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