Police in Mochudi are investigating a case in which a married woman was murdered by her young lover, now under police guard at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone.
A suspected attempt to commit suicide by the young lover had back fired, resulted in the death of an innocent truck driver.
The Telegraph has learnt that the married Rasesa woman was last week found in a pool of blood, her throat cut off.
It is understood that the background to the alleged murder was a heated argument that had erupted between the dead woman and the suspect, a fight ensuing and resulting in her death.
The dead woman was allegedly hit with a gas cylinder bottle on the head, the alleged murder occurring while her husband was at the lands.
Mochudi Station Commander, Superintendent Olebile Sitale, confirmed that his station was investigating a case in which a man aged 27 murdered his lover, a 47-year-old married woman in Rasesa. The incident is reported to have occurred sometime last week, a few days before Valentine’s Day.
According to Sitale, the suspect, who acted suicidal, drove away immediately after the incident and was involved in a horrific accident along A1 road just around Dikgonnye junction area.
He stated that his car was then involved in a head-on collision with Namibian registered beverage haulage truck.
“The truck overturned and caught fire immediately leading to the truck driver perishing,” Sitale said. “Unfortunately the truck driver was burnt beyond recognition.”
The driver of the private vehicle however, who is suspected to have been on a suicide murder-get-away-mission unfortunately escaped almost unscathed. He is admitted with minor injuries at Princess Marina hospital, Gaborone where he is receiving medical attention.
Sitale stated that after completion of investigations, the suspect would be charged with murder and causing death by dangerous driving.
When contacted for comment Rasesa headman, Olebile Kgwarabi said briefly, “we are still shocked about what happened.”
He added that the matter was under police investigation and therefore he was not in a position to comment further.
He said he only went to the crime scene where both the truck and the private car collided near Dikonnye junction.
Still in Mochudi, police are investigating another case in which a man aged 49, residing in Makakatlela ward, is alleged to have murdered his 29-year-old wife.“
“We have not established what could have driven the man to murder his wife but we suspect that the two might have had some differences,” Sitale said.
He urged the public to seek help from counsellors and social workers when they had problems or differences with their partners.