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Court reschedules trial after accused files sick note

13 Jun 2024

The trial of a Mochudi based police officer accused of raping a female colleague and stealing from her has been postponed after the accused filed a sick off note.

The accused, Katlego Calista Dikeleko, who resides at Phaphane ward in Mochudi was scheduled to appear before Principal Magistrate, Ms Queen Moanga of Mochudi Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and Thursday to answer for charges of rape and robbery.

However, the trial for the incident which took place last year November could not proceed as the accused person pulled a no show.

According to the charge sheet, 31-year-old Dikeleko is facing a single count of rape contrary to section 141 as read with section 142 (2) of the penal code.

The particulars of the offence is that Dikeleko on or about November 13, 2023 at or near Phaphane ward in Mochudi in the Kgatleng Administrative District had an unlawful carnal knowledge of a certain woman without her consent. The accused person’s acts were said to have been violent resulting in the injury of the victim.

On the second count which is robbery, Dikeleko is said to have on the same day contrary to section 292 (2) of the penal code robbed the victim.

He is said to have stolen a Huawei Y7 cellphone valued at P2 000 and cash amounting to P3 000, being the property of the victim.

It is said that immediately before and after stealing the said properties, the accused used actual violence on the victim to take and retain the properties in question.

The state is represented by Ms Seeletso Ookeditse of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions while the accused is self-represented.

The trial had been rescheduled for August 14 to 15 this year, subject to the confirmation by the accused person. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Bonang Masolotate

Location : GABORONE

Event : Court Case

Date : 13 Jun 2024