Sunday, July 5, 2020

15 police officers quarantined

Coordinator of the task team Dr Kereng Masupu has confirmed that 15 Broadhurst Police officers are in quarantine after coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive undocumented migrant.

Masupu said the officers were quarantined after their preliminary investigations found that they were in contact with a covid-19 positive patient who was detained at Broadhurst Police.

The Telegraph, understands that the two are Zimbabwean nationals, believed to be intimate partners. They were detained at Broadhurst Police on Friday before they were handed to the Covid-19 team to be quarantined.

The Telegraph, understands that residents of Ledumang were suspicious about the Zimbabwean nationals and reported them to Broadhurst Police. 

It is understood that during interrogation by police on Friday, the couple gave false information that they were staying in Gabane. The police then asked them to identify where they stay in Gabane of which they failed. Pressed further by the investigating officers, they changed their minds and disclosed they were illegal immigrants.

Broadhurst Police, Station Commander, Superintendent Obusitswe Lokae confirmed the arrest of the two illegal Zimbabweans and referred this publication to the Covid-19 Taskforce for further details.

Some Broadhurst Police officers are reported to be fearing for their lives as the station had not yet been disinfected by Monday.


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