GABORONE (AFP) - Botswana, one of the few democracies to nevertheless implement the loss of life penalty, on Saturday executed men convicted of murder.

The ultra-modern executions deliver to 4 the quantity of hangings seeing that President Mokgweetsi Masisi turned into elected ultimate October.

Moabi Seabelo Mabiletsa, 33, and his co-accused Matshidiso Tshid Boikanyo, 39, had been hanged to loss of life inside the capital Gaborone, the prison services stated in a assertion.

the two were exceeded the loss of life sentence for the homicide of a taxi motive force six years ago.

Botswana, which formerly completed a person closing month and every other one in December, is the handiest us of a in southern Africa nevertheless frequently putting convicts.

The death penalty has been prison in Botswana considering the fact that its independence from Britain in 1966.

almost 3-quarters of the sector’s 195 states have either abolished the punishment or now not carried it out over the last decade, in step with rights institution Amnesty worldwide.