Windhoek, Feb 8, Two men convicted of murdering women in Botswana, were today hanged to death by the Botswana authority.
Botswana Prison Service said Wedu Mosalagae, 33, of Letlhakane village and Kutlo Setima, 29, of Ghanzi, were hanged at Gaborone Central Prison on Monday.
“Mosalagae was sentenced to death by the Francistown High Court on the 8th August 2019, for the murder of Ms Barobi Rampape on the 24th November 2012 at Nkoshe Ward at Letlhakane, while Setima was sentenced to death by the High Court of Botswana at Lobatse on the 24th May 2019 for the murder of Ms Tsone Kosi of Kgaphamadi ward, Ghanzi.
- They both lost their appeals in the High Court of Appeal on the 5th August 2020, Assistant Commissioner Wamorena Ramolefhe” said in a statement seen on BWGovernment’s Facebook page.
Capital punishment in Botswana is usually issued for murder under aggravating circumstances and is carried out by hanging.
Rights group Amnesty International said in November 2020 that four people had been hanged since President Mokgweetsi Masisi was inaugurated in November 2019.