Saturday, October 31, 2020

Young Motswana faces death penalty in Malaysia for drug peddling

A Motswana man aged between 25 and 30 is facing the death penalty in Malaysia after he was found in possession of Marijuana. Malaysia is considered the world scariest place to be busted for drugs.

Micahel Gaeete, a Motswana found himself on the wrong side of Malaysian Law when he was found in possession of Marijuana on January 18.

Gaeete first went to Malaysia around 2008 as a student.

He was expected to complete his studies in 2012 but never did as he was three semesters behind. Upon completing his studies a year later Gaeete did not return home.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is aware of Gaeete’s arrest.

However the Ministry was reluctant to speak in great detail about Gaeete’s save to  confirm that the concerned Botswana national is currently in police custody in Malysia.

“For the privacy of the individual and their family, we will not disclose their names. The concerned Botswana national is currently in police custody in Malaysia. We cannot disclose the details of the case at this time as the police investigations and court proceedings are still ongoing. The Ministry, through the Embassy of Botswana in China, which is also accredited to Malaysia, is working closely with the family of the accused national to provide the necessary consular support,” noted a response from the Ministry issued by Daphne Mlotshwa.

Gaeete updated his profile picture on his Facebook page on the 18th of January at around 12:52pm the day he was arrested. Sources in Malaysia said he changed his profile picture few hours before his arrest.

Since then Gaeete has never been active on Facebook.

This publication has further learnt that for most overseas students once government terminates scholarship students often resort to prostitution and drugs peddling.

 A close friend to Gaeete said it would be worse for Gaeete because he is black. He said blacks are most hated in Malaysia especially Nigerians.

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