VICTIM: Moses Bagai

A well-known Francistown street vendor was last week stabbed to death in a fight with his girlfriend’s young brother.

Moses Bagai, 31, who sold copies of The Voice from a kiosk in town, died before he could get medical treatment.

An eyewitness, Nenguba Mabalane told how last Saturday afternoon he accompanied Moses to his girl friend’s place. They did not find her home, but discovered from a neighbour that she was with another boyfriend in the neighbourhood.

“We went to the neighbour’s house, Moses knocked, but there was no response. As we were waiting a group of people approached us, among them was the girlfriend’s parents and her brother Kgosietsile Badumeleng.

“The mother told Moses that he had no right to hunt for her daughter because she was not his wife. He told them he wanted her to give him his belongings, and that is when they started to quarrel.

Kgosietsile then removed a knife from his pocket and stabbed Moses in the chest,” Mabalane said.

Francistown Central Police Station commander Mokuedi Mphathi confirmed that officers on patrol had attended to the case, and had taken Bagai to Nyangabwe hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

He said that a suspect, Kgositsile Badumeleng, 18, had been remanded in custody. He will appear for mention on 1 December.

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Go supafala ha leso laga Moza lene le rerilwe.Legale monna ha metsa thapo ya morula oabo aikantse phahla ya otla sala a diemela Kgosietsile.


hard luck monna wa modimo, ba go tlogedisitse galfrend wago jaana, legale go tla tweng, jst hp ne lo ise lo dire dipe di vows tsa bo o ka swa nka go latela….if evr ne lo dirile ya re tla kgaoganngwa ke loso, go diragetse.


ao batho ba Modimo, ke gore ngwana wa dingwaganyana tse 18 o tsenngwa ke eng mo dilong tsa batho ba batona, Tsenya ke dumelana le wena, go ne go rerilwe sengwe, the galfrnd’s mum ene tota, ke eng a letlelela dilo tsa go nna jaana go diragala a di lebile, i think the parent shud hav been da 1 to kgalemela dikomano a dira ppeace. but to my suprise ke ene gape a boledisang, tota mmme gone ke lemoga fa mme yo a sa rate opewa bana ba gagwe, o letelela da gal go kopanya banna e bile a mmuelela,… Read more »

Chris M

The whole family, including parents, handled situations in this manner?! That tells us everything we need to know here, including why the 18 year old did not shy away from carrying a knife and use it in front of his parents! Parents need to act like parents and do their job!


all this people had themselves to blame for everything… thats why death sentence esa kake ya emisiwa,coz they are some people who still take other peoples life for guaranted,gore killing someone is jst like crushing an ant under ur feet,ebile kana le yone tshoswane e deserver go tshela. may justice take its course… it realyy hurts,for someone to be killed in that way… people lets know and unerstand that we all value our lifes poor or rich,abd eish what bout the parents of the deceased,hw they goonna feel and react to such a tragedy…


the family members followed the guy including the 18 year old, who was carrying a knife…wonders shall never end…death sentence should never be stopped, the way BATSWANA behave these days its just out…

Go tla siama

A moea wa ga mogolowe Tshepo o ithobalele ka kagiso, babolai ba gagwe ba tla otlhaiwa ke rra Masedi thupa e botlhoko, tota se setona se ba se bolaetse ngwana yo wa Modimo ke eng tota? ke eng bogolo a ne a sa bolawe ke yo a neng a robetse le ene nt tha brother ao! bathong………


R.I.P mokaulengwe go tlhabisa kgala motsadi a ineeletse go gweba ka ngwana gago ke eng a sa ithekise ka o batla go ja. ke bone batho ba baneng ba tshabela di class ko molapong botlhe ka family ya bone sis


oh my good God how can such a kid do such a thing, i blame the mother too, hei mama whats ron with you, i hope justice would be done and your son will be next.



Go tla siama

DILOTSAMANTOTA kene ke santse ke ile go tlhola bana ko gae ke montsi thata. wena ke wena o ntseng o seo mothowetsho