Wounded Man Dies in Hospital

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tonota police are investigating the murder of a 28-year-old Zimbabwean man who died at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) on December 24.

According to Superintendent Kenanao Badumetse, the deceased was admitted on December 23 after he was allegedly wounded with a sharp instrument at Mmasalesa cattle post by a 32-year-old man also from Zimbabwe.

He said it is alleged that the duo had a heated argument that led to a fight, ending with the suspect using a sharp instrument and fatally injuring the other.

Supt Badumetse said the duo were employed at different cattle posts as herd boys and both their employers were charged for employing non-citizens without work permits, while the suspect will also be charged for unlawfully remaining in Botswana.

He said the police are also investigating a case in which a Toyota Hilux overturned, seriously injuring four passengers aged between 12-47 years in the morning of Christmas day.

Supt Badumetse said the vehicle had eight passengers on board and the other four sustained minor injuries, were treated and released the same day while the rest are admitted at NRH.

He said the accident occurred along the Tonota-Francistown road about 10 kilometres from Tonota and the driver is helping the police with investigations.

At Kutlwano police in Francistown, Senior Superintendent Israel Tuelo reported that the police are investigating an incident in which a 24-year-old man of Kgaphamadi location was found motionless in the police holding cells in the early hours of December 24.

Snr Supt Tuelo said the man was certified dead on arrival at NRH and the police are waiting the postmortem report to reveal the cause of the death. He said the man was detained for a rape matter, which took place a few days prior to his death.

Meanwhile, Supt Lebalang Maniki said the police are investigating an accident in which a 42-year-old man and a two year-old child sustained serious injuries when a Nissan vehicle they were travelling in with seven other people overturned along Monarch Siding on December 24.

He said in a different accident, a nine year-old girl was hit by a car on Guy Street on December 23 and sustained serious injuries. Supt Maniki further said a middle aged woman, who was driving the vehicle is helping the police with investigations on the accident.

In a different incident, Supt Maniki said nine people in Donga location were charged for failing to obey the Liquor Act. He said of the nine, two were charged for operating outside the stipulated hours while seven were charged for drinking in prohibited areas. Supt Maniki said the operators were charged P1 000 each while those who were drinking were charged P100 or more.

He raised a concern about the growing numbers of operators who operate outside the stipulated trading hours, adding that they overstretch the police who could be instead patrolling and ensuring people’s safety.

Supt Maniki applauded the Donga cluster committee for patrolling with the police during the Christmas holidays and he noted that as a way of meeting the cluster half-way, the police opened a temporary satellite office in Donga.

In Matsiloje, Supt Obert Manji said between December 19 and December 26, a total of 170 illegal immigrants were apprehended.

He said the illegal immigrants, who also entered the country at ungazetted points of entry were charged P300 for admission of guilt while those who aided them to cross were charged P1 000.

On a positive note, NRH Nursing Superintendent (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Ms Margaret Ontiretse said the hospital was blessed with 16 babies on Christmas day.

Ms Ontiretse said seven were boys while nine were girls and the first baby was delivered around 0356hrs weighing 2.97kg while the last baby was born around 2310hrs weighing 3kg.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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