A Zimbabwean, Prince Moyo, 24, accused of stabbing Kago Keletse to death with a knife on the Eve of BOT 50+ celebrations, says he was framed by the police, who placed the murder weapon in his pocket.
Moyo is pinning his hopes on the forensic results that are expected to be produced before Francistown Magistrate Kaveri Kapeko on January 22.
He is accused of killing Kago at the same bar where his (Kago) late father was also shot to death by armed robbers during a robbery gone wrong on the 20th of December 2013.
State prosecutor, Mothusi Meshack pleaded with the court this week Monday that they be given time to check with the lab if the results were ready. “After getting the results, we will be in a position to draft committal documents,” Meshack said.
When he was asked if he had anything to say, Moyo told the court that he had nothing to do with the murder. He claimed that one investigating officer took a knife and placed it in his pocket and said it is the knife he used to kill the deceased.
“Upon arrest, there was no weapon at the crime scene. I do not know what happened to the deceased, the knife was shown to me at the CID office, it has an owner,” the accused said.
Kapeko said that those were issues of evidence which he will discuss with his attorney.