Ntsuape committed to High Court

04th September 2017
TEN CHARGES: Ntsuape Source:The Midweek Sun

An alleged serial arsonist and murder suspect Gobuamang Ntsuape, 30, branded ‘burning passion’ for setting his victims and their property ablaze, will stand trial at the High Court at a date yet to be set. This was said by the presiding Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko.“You are committed to stand trial at the High Court in terms of section 96 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act.”

This follows revelations by Chimbisani Sechele of The Directorate of Public Prosecution that committal documents were ready and they had been filed with the court. The State says that the 30-year old Ramotswa native who has been in the news for the wrong reasons, deliberately torched his ex-girlfriend, Dorcus Kgosietsile’s house in September – an action that resulted in the death of her mother, Sadie Kgosiemang, 54.

Ntsuape is in this regard charged with attempting to kill Chief Kgosietsile, Segolame Kgosietsile, Tiro Kgosietsile and his son, Matla Kgosietsile who were in the homestead at the time of the incident. He is also charged with burning two cars being a Mazda and Nissan belonging to the Kgosietsiles. As if this was not enough, two months later, Ntsuape earned himself two counts of manslaughter and a single count of disabling in order to commit an offence.

In the new charges, the state alleged that the accused had a hand in the overturning of a Toyota Quantum which was transporting prison inmates to the Francistown Centre of Illegal Immigrants (FCII) from the Magistrate court. The accident killed Thuso Ntusa, a Special Constable and another inmate, Emmanuel Mapholo, who was charged with rape. It was alleged that Ntsuape grabbed the driver of the Quantum with his cuffed hands, causing the mini-bus to lose control and overturn.

He was then transferred to another prison for his own safety after fellow prisoners issued death threats accusing him for the death of another inmate.Ntsuape is facing ten charges being; a single count of murder, four counts of threat to kill, damage to property, arson, two counts of manslaughter and a single count of disabling in order to commit an offence.

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