Court Remands Burglary Accused

| May 18, 2015

The prosecutor in a case in which three Zimbabwean nationals are charged with burglary as well as stealing from a dwelling house has pleaded with Masunga magistrate, Ms Onkarabile Mokone, to further remand the accused persons in custody as they are a flight risk.

Sub -Inspector Kgomo Marotsi of the Botswana Police Services told the court on May 12 that the three accused, Sylvester Moyo (30), Khumbulani Mpala (27) and Austin Ncube (48) had no travel documents, and thus if released on bail, there would be some difficulty in locating them.

Sub -Insp Marotsi further asked the court to give the prosecution up to May 26 to prepare and file a summary of facts in respect of Moyo who had entered a guilty plea. He also said he would, during the same period prepare and file a summary of evidence with regard to the second and third accused persons, who entered pleas of not guilty.

In addition, he informed the court that investigations into the matter were complete .

Addressing the court earlier before the charge sheet was read and pleas taken, the prosecutor had noted that during the previous court appearance, only Moyo had been present in court, but that the two other accused persons had since been arrested.

Moyo (30), Mpala (27) and Ncube (48), who said they would conduct their own defence, are alleged to have broken into the house of one Gosego Mudongo in Nlapkhwane between April 29 and May 1 this year.

They are further alleged to have then proceeded to steal property valued at P19 980 from the same house. Meanwhile, Sergeant Paphidzo Kuda, also of the Botswana Police Service, who is the prosecutor in the case in which one Mdududzi Moyo is accused of murder, said the prosecution was yet to receive a post-mortem report and that some exhibits had been sent to the Botswana Police Service forensic laboratory for assessment.

He applied that the accused person’s remand warrant be extended.The accused, who will appear for another mention on May 26, is alleged to have murdered Mkhululi Mpofu, also a Zimbabwean national, at Chintela lands near Senete on February 4 this year.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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