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.