Despite numerous condemnation from the global society on issues of human rights violation, government of Botswana through its department of prisons on Saturday executed two prisoners who were sentenced to suffer death in a manner prescribed by the laws of that country.
In a press released signed by the Assistant Commissioner of Prisons (ACP), Wamorena Ramokefhe confirmed the execution of a 33 year old, Maobi Seabelo Malibetsa and Matshidisa Tshudi Bokanyo 39 who were convicted in December.
“The two were slapped with the death penalty by the Gaborone High Court on the 01st December 2017 for the of fence of murder,
“They murdered Vincent Mopipi, a cab driver at Block 9 location in the city of Gaborone, they sought an appeal in the highest court where their appeal was thrown out,” Reads the release.
Botswana, still remains one of the countries in the Sub-Saharan region still imposing capital punishment despite being a signatory to a number of universal declarations on human rights which forbids death penalties.