Suspect stabs police witness to death

When 38-year-old Rametsang of Mogapinyana village in the Tswapong area, an informal barber near Chedu Choga Grounds in Francistown, decided to work on May Day, little did he know that it would be his last day at work, ever.

Kelebogile ‘Rhino’ Nkabi of Newstands, who appeared in the Francistown magistrate’s court last Friday facing a single count of murder, allegedly went berserk on May Day and stabbed Kedirile Rametsang to death.

Information reaching this publication has indicated that Nkabi, 33, had a quarrel with the deceased earlier in the day accusing him of being a police informer.

Rametsang was the key state witness in the majority of cases against Nkabi, ranging from use of insulting language, common assault, unlawful wounding and common nuisance, sources said.

Superintendent Motsholathebe Mothibi of Kutlwano Police Station confirmed the chilling incident that has left the Block I community traumatized.

He said, “Investigations into last Thursday’s murder are ongoing. Preliminary police investigations into the matter have established that the deceased and the victim were involved in a bitter war of words earlier on that fateful day.”

Mothibi would not be drawn into discussing the cause of the quarrel. He said the deceased was stabbed more than once with a sharp object. The postmortem will be conducted next Wednesday.

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