Friday, October 30, 2020

Medical record brings court into confusion

In a case in which a middle aged man of Mabesekwa Village, in the Letlhakane Sub-District was charged with incest and rape, the accused man told Francistown Chief Magistrate, Lorraine Makati Lesang, on Friday, that the prosecution had misled him by telling him that the medical report of his case did not link him to the offence.

Kemoiponetse Mosweu, who has been charged with incest and rape, brought to the court’s attention that the prosecution informed him upon his request that they had received the medical report from the Doctor, and tipped him there was indication that the medical examination could not prove he was guilty.

The prosecutor then stood to his defense and informed court that, indeed, he told the accused upon confirmation of the medical results that the results indicated there was no evidence of any carnal knowledge of the complainants, but did not withdraw the case against the accused as there were seven witnesses to come and testify in court.

The prosecution went further to highlight that the charges leveled against the accused were to be decided by the court of law after it was satisfied there was enough evidence to acquit him or convict him. He also told court that among the witnesses will be the doctor who handled the medical examination.

It is alleged that Kemoiponetse Mosweu raped his three children in the month of February 2008 and the children ended up reporting their father to the Police.

The matter is set for trial in August.

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