Saturday, January 23, 2021

Murdered Zim immigrants to get pauper’s burial

Tonota Police Station Commander, Superintendent Reuben Mphoeng, says that they are considering a pauper’s burial for two Zimbabwean illegal immigrants who were murdered by one of their own November last year.

According to Mphoeng, a decision to give a pauper burial follows failed attempts to find the two men’s relatives in Zimbabwe.

“We have tried our best to find their relatives through Interpol but have failed,” he said.

Mphoeng said a year before their murder, the two men had been arrested for crossing into Botswana illegally.

When questioned by police both of them gave wrong names which later on made the task of finding their relatives very difficult. Asked who the two were working for, Mphoeng said a Tonota resident has acknowledged hiring one of the deceased and claimed that the other deceased was just visiting his friend.

The employer Tshopoeng, has been fined P 1000 for employing an illegal immigrant.

Mphoeng said that the murder suspect has since been remanded in Francistown Central Prison.
Two years ago, a Zimbabwean man, Gerald Dube, was executed for having murdered his cousin, maid and two children, all Zimbabwean nationals.

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