Lecturer Killer Appears in Court

| May 27, 2015

A 35-year-old man accused of murdering a University of Botswana lecturer and stealing two motor vehicles in Molepolole and Gaborone appeared briefly before Molepolole Chief Magistrate Faith Dlamin-Ng’andu on May 22.

Chirunga and unspecified number of suspects allegedly murdered 42-year-old Richard Sehurutshe of Phase two in Gaborone whose body was found abandoned at Magokotswane in Molepolole on the morning of April 23.

The suspect was also accused of stealing the deceased’s Toyota Hi-lux 4×4 and Mr Pelotshweu Seeletso’s white Fortuner in Molepolole while parked with one occupant.

The two vehicles had since disappeared and the police were reportedly working round the clock to locate them. According to the charge sheet, Chirunga allegedly abducted the late Sehurutshe from Phase Two on the night of April 22 and took him to Molepolole where his lifeless body was found abandoned the following day.

In the second and third accounts, the accused allegedly stole two motor vehicles belonging to the late Sehurutshe and Seeletso in Molepolole and Gaborone valued P395 000 and P365 000 respectively.

Chirunga pleaded with the court to order prosecution to return his over $1,300 taken from him by investigating officers to enable him engage an attorney. The prosecutor Thato Gower of the DPP told the court that investigations in the case were still at a preliminary stage and the suspected stolen vehicles have not yet been recovered and that other suspects were still on the run.

He however promised to summon the investigating officer to make appearance in the next mention scheduled for June 2 to answer in respect to the suspect’s alleged money confiscated by the police during investigations.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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