Botswana: Soldier Appears In Court For Arson

A 29-year-old soldier appeared before the Maun Magistrate court Friday (September 10) for arson and murder.

Thabang Kgolagano, a Lance Corporal based at Botswana Defence Force Maun Base Camp allegedly on September 08 intentionally and unlawfully set a block of residential houses on fire at Maun BDF Base Camp.

On the second count, Kgolagano is accused of causing the death of one Mr Victor Watlala.

The State Prosecutor Mr Dimpho Ogotseng of the Directorate of Public Prosecution pleaded with the court to remand the accused as the investigations were at an initial stage.

The accused will appear for bail hearing and status update on October 04 before Maun Magistrate Ms Keneilwe Kgoadi.

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