Sunday, September 27, 2020

Alleged murder to appear before Court, other culprits at Large

A 33-year-old man is under detention by the Ramotswa Police in connection with the brutal killing of a 29-year-old woman which occurred over the weekend.

Ramotswa Police Station Commander, Sarah Gabathuse, said that the suspect was expected to appear in court yesterday (Tuesday) charged with a single count of murder.

“The man allegedly stabbed the woman to death, using a sharp object on Saturday night,” said Gabathuse. “After the incident, the man handed himself over to the police.”

Gabathuse added that the police are investigating what had actually transpired.

In another incident, Ramotswa Police are investigating an incident in which a man unsuccessfully tried to rob a bank by threatening to bomb the building.

“The incident happened on Saturday morning before the bank was due to close,” Gabathuse told The Telegraph on Monday. “The suspect phoned the bank employees and told them that there was a bag containing a bomb which he had placed next to the bank building.”

She continued: “He demanded money from them but had disappeared by the time the police arrived.
Gabathuse said that the bag did not contain any explosive device.

She said no money was lost but the suspect is still at large and the police are appealing to the public to help with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.

In yet another incident at the same police station, Gabathuse said the police are also investigating a  recent  incident (Monday 5th March) in which  Puma Filling Station was robbed of cash amounting to P60 000 and airtime vouchers worth more than P7 000.

“The police have not arrested any one linked to the incident and are appealing to the general public to assist them with any information leading to the arrest of the culprits,” she said.

Meanwhile, Police in Moshupa are investigating a case in which a 29-year-old pregnant woman was found dead at Madibamatshwa lands near Moshupa on Saturday.

Southern District Officer Commanding, Constantine Matlho, said the deceased, who had wounds on her body, was found by the road side by a passerby.

Matlho said the deceased was certified dead upon arrival at Thamaga Primary Hospital, adding that the police suspect that the deceased was killed by her boyfriend, who is still at large, as they were spotted together before the incident.

He said it is alleged that the two had a history of a troubled relationship and were always quarrelling.

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