Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Convicted fraudster to appear in court for car thefts

Thabo Lekwae, who was recently convicted and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in the Central Medical Stores fraud, will soon appear before another Gaborone magistrate to answer charges of having robbed several motorists of their luxury cars, which were then sold in South Africa.

The case was adjourned four years ago when its prosecutor, Patrick Mpopang, left the post for the Industrial Court.

A source in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions has confirmed that the case had been registered and that it is just a matter of time before Lekwae and four of his fellow accused persons are taken before Court again.

“He will be back in Court very soon; the case has been registered,” said the source.

During the case proceedings then, several victims of the armed robberies gave evidence on how they were robbed of their cars by gun-wielding men in malls and restaurants around Gaborone.

In one of the incidents, one victim told the Court that her car keys together with those of other victims were taken at gun point in a restaurant in which she was having dinner with members of her family.

Besides taking away car keys, wallets were also allegedly taken by Lekwae and his colleagues some of whom are also in jail for different offences.

Lekwae recently won Southern Regional Magistrate Barnabas Nyamazabo’s praise for having been able to mitigate effectively after his conviction.

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