A key witness in the alleged plot to assassinate a Botswana High Court judge has mysteriously committed suicide in South Africa, while the other suspect has also skipped the country, South Africa, allegedly headed for Europe.
Information passed to The Sunday Standard has revealed that one of the key suspects in the plot against Justice Ian Kirby is reported to have hanged himself under unknown circumstances.
It is understood that the key suspect, whose name is still being withheld by the South African Police Service, who are leading the investigation, did not leave any suicide note, which could have given investigators a clue about his death.
Meanwhile, it is reported that another suspect in the same case has skipped the country and is believed to be hiding somewhere in the United Kingdom.
The two witnesses were considered to be very vital in the case and that their non-availability might weaken the case when it is brought before court.
The Public Relations Officer of the Botswana Police Service, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Mbulawa, said the investigations were still on-going.
He said most of the investigations were conducted mostly by the South African Police Service while the Botswana Police just assisted.
Mbulawa confirmed that since the threat, Justice Kirby is still given 24-hour protection.
He said he is not sure when the infestation will complete because investigations are not an event but a process, they sometime take time.
When contacted for comment justice Kirby said “the matter is handled by the police therefore I cannot comment”.