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Exterior Justice of the Peace to preside over case of former prosecutor accused of tampering with docket



Regina Letshoo will seem in court docket on expenses of defeating the ends of justice.

  • The State will appoint an exterior Justice of the Peace to listen to the misconduct case of a former North West prosecutor.
  • Regina Letshoo allegedly tampered with a docket, inflicting the accused within the case to stroll free.
  • NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothame says the appointment of an exterior Justice of the Peace shall be performed to make sure equity.

The State will appoint an exterior Justice of the Peace to listen to the case of a former North West prosecutor accused of tampering with a docket, inflicting the person accused of a criminal offense to stroll free.

Regina Letshoo, 48, was charged with defeating the ends of justice in August 2020.

She allegedly tampered with a docket containing proof regarding a case of a person accused of possessing suspected stolen property after officers discovered him driving an unregistered car.

READ | Prosecutor charged after docket omissions cause accused to walk free

The accused was launched, and his case struck off the roll after she allegedly omitted proof from the docket.

Letshoo resigned in September whereas on suspension.

Because the man’s launch, he has not been discovered, and the police proceed to seek for him.

On Wednesday, Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Henry Mamothame mentioned the appointment of an exterior Justice of the Peace would guarantee equity within the course of and “keep away from misconceptions of bias”.

Mamothame beforehand mentioned Letshoo was not scheduled to be at work on 27 August – the day of the alleged incident – on account of Covid-19 rotations. He added that the case was outdoors her jurisdiction as a result of it was a district court docket matter, not a regional court docket one.

Mamothame mentioned:

When the docket was in the end discovered, following a day by day audit of circumstances [before] court docket, the omissions have been famous, together with her signature authorising the discharge of the suspect.

He mentioned a replica docket, which was stored by the chief prosecutor, was then utilised to re-enrol the case.

“The State is able to proceed with a pre-trial when the matter resumes subsequent yr. Letshoo will stay out on a warning and is predicted again in court docket when the matter resumes in January 2023,” Mamothame added.


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