• Illegal immigrant denied bail

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      A Zimbabwean illegal immigrant accused of unlawful wounding has argued in court that delays in his trial have prolonged his incarceration unnecessarily. Martin Sibanda, 26 and his co-accused, Calvin Ncube, 25, plus another who is still at large are said to have brutally beaten Kutlwano Keinametse of Makoro village and left her for dead

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  • Suspected fraudster nabbed

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      A man who allegedly used a P270, 000 stolen cheque to fraudulently buy three cars has been nabbed and brought to book. Jafet Chingaunda of Zimbabwe allegedly stole a cheque from First National bank (FNB) in Gaborone sometime in February and bought three vehicles from Jan Japan grey import car dealership in Francistown. In

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  • Elephant tusk dealer jailed and caged

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      An illegal migrant who was caught trying to sell a P31, 681.70 elephant tusk was fined and jailed by a Francistown magistrate court last week. Zimbabwean born Thabani Nkomo, 35, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars and ordered to pay a total of P5, 500 after he admitted to charges of illegally entering

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  • Judgement Reserved On ARVs Case

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    Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) and the Attorney General’s Chambers are each crossing their fingers hoping for the Court of Appeal’s favour on whether HIV positive foreign prisoners should have access to treatment. Judgement on the matter was reserved today and it will be delivered on a date to be decided. In

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  • Fake id lands man in court

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        A Zimbabwean man who has been masquerading as a Motswana for the past eight years was this week brought to court to answer for a charge of obtaining by false pretense. Simbarashe Mafumo, commonly known as Musa Simon was arrested for possessing a fake Omang that he fraudulently obtained in 2007. The court

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  • Fatal fight

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      Cousin kills another in duel for a girlfriend Boikhutso Molao of Lepashe village in the Central District has appeared before Francistown Magistrate Dumisani Basupi on one count of murder. Molao, 28, is accused of killing his cousin, Kenewang Opelo on July 12th this year at Lepashe by stabbing him with a knife to death.

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