Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Trio charged with assault on Permanent Secretary to the President in court today

Police say they have just completed investigations of a physical fight that broke out between the Permanent Secretary to the President, Eric Molale, and three youth in which the PSP sustained head injuries.

Sedibeng Customary Court in Ngwaketse West constituency is expected to be at full capacity today (Wednesday) when Eric Molale and his attackers appear in court.

The three suspects have been charged with assaulting Molale.

“We have now completed the investigations of a case in which the Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Eric Molale, was allegedly assaulted by two men and a lady on the 27th of January this year,” the Station Commander of Pitshane Molopo Police Station, Superintendent Thari Senwelo, told The Telegraph on Monday.

He said the three suspects have already being charged for assault and bodily harm.

Senwelo said the accused persons, Olebogeng Koogotsitse (26), Itumeleng (25) and his sister Tlotlang Batshani (22) are scheduled to appear before Sedibeng customary court today.

He added that he expects the complainant, Molale, to be in attendance before the customary court.

When asked how many witnesses will testify against the accused persons, Senwelo replied: “I am not in a position to reveal the number of witnesses as yet.”

In late January, the three accused had some misunderstanding with the PSP that led to a physical fight between Molale and them.

The suspects maintained that Molale provoked them and started the fight that also led to their donkey cart being impounded by the police.

The incident occurred at Mosi Farms near Pitshane Molopo.

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