The controversial Zimbabwean national, Ignatius Musemburi, known for projects that do not come to fruition, is now in the custody of Sir Seretse Khama Airport police after allegations were levelled against him.
Musemburi, who has been on the run since the unsatisfactory conclusion of Miss Teen Africa 2009, had since abandoned his Block 8 residence but was nabbed by Gaborone West police this week and transferred to Airport police station on Thursday morning to answer questions on the allegations levelled against him by a myriad of parents and other complainants from past projects whose anxiety to meet him was triggered when they read about him in the newspapers.
CID Officer Mokgware at Airport police station, who is handling the case, said on Thursday that Musemburi had just been handed over to them but they had not questioned him, therefore they could not say whether he faces any charges or not.
“We have to investigate him first and results will show whether he has a case to answer or not. We have just met him and we haven’t talked to him so we cannot say anything about him,” said the investigating officer.
On Friday, the station commander, Superintendent King Tshebo confirmed that Musemburi had appeared in Village Magistrates Court on that day for mention and was granted bail pending the next hearing in January.
“He appeared before the court today to answer charges of obtaining by false pretence and he was granted bail until the next hearing in January 2010,” the station commander said in an interview.
Reliable sources have also revealed that Musemburi has already paid an admission of guilty fine for overstaying in the country since his permits had expired in April 2009. He has since been given days to stay and wait until his case is done with.