Three middle aged men from Gumare are scheduled to appear in court next week following their lengthy altercation with the police after they attempted to resist arrest on Friday. The three reportedly fled when the police tried to stop their car, a Toyota Hilux which they later abandoned and fled on foot. But their luck ran out as the police were able to catch them after a long chase.
According to Superintendent Samuel Kgomo of Maun Police it later emerged that the vehicle was laden with a carcass believed to be that of a Kudu and a short gun with nine rounds of ammunition which they failed to account for upon questioning. Kgomo noted that incidents of poaching are very rife in Maun policing area, adding that in most occurrences Batswana are always involved as they conspire with foreigners to commit such crimes. However with assistance from other law enforcement organs, he said they have been able to apprehend wrong doers, most of whose cases are pending in court. He said also that the long arm of the law will continue to stretch to all areas where these crimes are widespread and that offenders will be charged accordingly.
In another incident Kgomo said a 54 year old man who fell from a moving tractor in Khwai village on Friday has been confirmed dead by doctors at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital. Apparently the man was sitting on a mudguard when the tractor lost control and he fell, thereby causing serious injuries after the same tractor ran over him. He was taken to Mababe clinic and later referred to Letsholathebe.