Sunday, May 28, 2023

Gaborone South voter registration cards were stolen ÔÇô police

Fresh information has emerged suggesting that voters ‘cards found in the possession of an officer working for Botswana democratic Party Member of Parliament for Gaborone South, Patrick Molatlhegi were stolen from their owners. Old Naledi Police Station Commander, King Tshebo confirmed this week that they have managed to trace one of the people whose voter’s card was found in the possession of Aubrey Molefhe and that the man told them that his voter’s card was stolen a day before elections.

“All he told us was that his card was stolen a day before elections in Gaborone”, said Tshebo. Asked if any charges will be laid against Molefhe who was found in possession of the cards, Tshebo, “currently, we are still investigating the matter. We will only know if any charges will be laid against anyone after we have finished our investigations”, he said.

Senior Superintendent Tshebo also confirmed that Gaborone lawyer Tshiamo Rantao has petitioned them on behalf of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Gaborone South Parliamentary candidate Murray Dipate demanding that they be furnished with a report detailing circumstances surrounding the arrest of a certain Aubrey Molefhe who was on elections day found with an undisclosed number of registration cards not belonging to him Rantao he also wants the report including all statements and other materials connected to the case in the police possession on or before November 5, 2014 in order for his client to consider his legal options in terms of Electoral Act. Tshebo said they could only comply with Rantao’s request after completing their investigations.


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