A middle-aged man from Monarch in Francistown was murdered in cold blood in a suspected love triangle.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the Senior Superintendent of Central Police Station in Francistown, Chabaisile Kesupetswe, confirmed the incident.
“The information we got is that the deceased was once a lover to the girlfriend and their relationship allegedly ended in September this year,” Kesupetswe said. “He wanted to revive their love and, unfortunately, a war erupted between him and the woman’s new boyfriend, leading to the killing.”
Kesupetswe went on to say that the fight erupted when the deceased had produced a knife to stab the new boyfriend.
The new boyfriend then managed to overpower him and he killed him by stabbing the deceased.
However, the Station Commander expressed disappointment saying that people should learn to consult experts or professionals to seek help instead of resorting to unnecessary loss of life.
“People in love also need to appreciate when love ends,” Kesupetswe told The Telegraph.
He further indicated that they managed to arrest the suspect, who he said is still in police custody from where he will appear for his first mention at the Francistown Magistrate Court this week.
In yet another bizarre love incident in Tutume Village during the weekend, a woman lost her ear after she was allegedly bitten by her sister’s jealous lover.
Kesupetswe said that the man went to visit his girlfriend and only found her sister who told him that his lover was not around. The man allegedly started blaming the sister, saying that she is a liar. He then pounced on her and bit her ear off.
“He bit off the sister’s ear, saying that she is hiding her somewhere,” Kesupetswe said.
The man is also in police custody and will soon appear in court for mention.
Although he could not produce the statistics at the time of the interview, Kesupetswe said compared to last year, there has been a significant reduction in the number of murder cases especially in love matters.