• Suspected Cross border vehicle thief jailed

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      A South African suspected cross border vehicle thief who was arrested in Francistown towards the end of last month has been denied bail 42-year-old Charles Manikus of Johannesburg, South Africa is facing a single count of being found in possession of a stolen vehicle. Manikus, was arrested by the police in Francistown towards the

  • Murder suspect pleads for brief freedom

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      A man charged with murder of his girlfriend last week asked a Francistown court to liberate him for a couple of days so he can put his things in order before returning to jail. Appearing before court, 24-year-old Mooketsi Amos, a supervisor with Buy n Build hardware shop said he needed time to round

  • Tortured soul

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      Traumatised criminal jailed   A serial burglar who broke into a several houses and stole various goods has blamed his criminal behaviour on a bad upbringing. Tshepiso Mathape, 33, told Magistrate Clifford Foroma in Maun that his uncle who was supposed to raise him after the death of his parents had raped him many

  • Burglar blames poverty

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      A thief convicted of breaking into houses to steal food and electrical gadgets recently told Francistown magistrates’ court that he was driven by poverty to commit crime 30-year-old Nigel Murirwa of Marondera, Zimbabwe was recently sentenced to an effective three- year jail term for three counts of burglary, stealing from a dwelling house and

  • Remorseful fraudster dodges jail

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      A confessed fraudster who admitted that he used false documents in a bid to secure a promotion at his workplace has avoided jail for his illegal deeds. Remorseful 43-year-old, Tobelani Nsimbi, of Maipaafela location in Francistown, was convicted of uttering a false document but escaped serving any jail time. Nsimbi, who pleaded guilty to

  • Child molester appeals sentence

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      A 23 -year -old man convicted of defiling a schoolgirl has argued that the girl looked old enough to have sex. Othusitswe Phologolo told court of appeal Judge, Bengbame Sechele on Wednesday morning that the victim’s physical appearance led him to believe that she was at least 16 years of age. “I honestly did


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