Last week, Tati Siding residents, 15 km from the city of Francistown, were left wandering in shock and terror after a 28-year-old woman, who was a worker at the Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) offices in the village was brutally murdered in the morning as she was about to report for duty.
The Station Commander at Gerald Police Station, Motsholathebe Mothibi, confirmed to Telegraph in an interview that indeed there had been reported such an incident.
“My team immediately attended to the incident and upon arriving at the scene they found the woman lying in a pool of blood a distance away from the Water Utilities premises,” said Mothibi. “She was carried to Nyangabwe Referral Hospital in Francistown where she was certified dead.”
Mothibi revealed that it appears the woman was stabbed with a sharp object and the police held her ex-boyfriend as a suspect; he said the man is in custody.
A younger sister to the deceased told the Telegraph that the incident left the whole family in trauma. She expressed concern that the culprit could be a former boyfriend, adding that he is a violent and dangerous person who used to abuse the deceased and has many other previous cases to answer for.
“The culprit is a person who is very violent and dangerous because the deceased always mentioned that he always uttered threats at her,” she said.