The Botswana Police Service Public Relations Officer, Dipheko Motube, has told The Telegraph that Wilson Ncube, a South African who was last month shot and killed during a shoot out with Police whilst allegedly attempting to rob a Shell Filling Station, has been buried.
Motube said that after his death, they were able to trace his family members in South Africa and that when they came to Botswana, they requested that he be buried in Gaborone.
“We suspect it could have been that they did not have financial means to carry the corpse home,” said Motube.
The other suspects in this matter have since been remanded in jail awaiting trial.
July saw a series of armed robberies occurring in Gaborone and surrounding areas. Food outlets were robbed of thousands of pula during the robberies.
The month also saw the arrest of five Zimbabwean males whom the BPS Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Mbulawa, said were responsible for some armed robberies.
Amongst those arrested at that time was a prison escapee, Dennis Moyo, who was serving 13 years imprisonment for armed robbery.