Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Batswana found in possession of arms of war in S.A.

Following intensive investigation by the South African Police Service, two Botswana citizens, wanted here at home and hiding in South Africa, have been arrested by the South Africa Police Service.

The two are said to have been involved in a spate of criminal activities in the North West Province of south Africa.

They had fled Botswana after committing similar offences.

The SA North West police spokesperson Lt Colonel Lesego Metsi told The Telegraph this week that two Batswana suspects; Director Osekeng and Mofuto Mareme both Batswana and a South African National Jimmy Tshukudu have been charged with illegal possession of arms and ammunition, stock theft as well as house breaking.

They will all appear for trial on the 29th of this month at the Vryburg Magistrate Court.
He said all the three suspects have been remanded in custody after their bail applications were turned down by the magistrate.

Colonel Metsi further said the suspects will be provided with legal representation if they do not have money to pay their own lawyer.

When they were arrested the accused were found in possession of 941 rounds of ammunition, including 9mm, R1, R4 shotguns and AK47 rifles.


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