Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Zimbabweans flogged for idling

Five Zimbabwean men were this week arraigned before Urban Customary Court President, Kgosi Dikwalo Monametsi, after they were arrested for idling and disorderliness in different places in White City in Gaborone Central.

Kgosi Monametsi told the court that he is not happy with the number of Zimbabweans who are always going to White City to look for piece jobs.

Monametsi said it is against the Botswana law for them to work in this country without proper work and residents permit.

He told the court that it is clear that Botswana is not winning the war against the Zimbabweans who cross into Botswana illegally to look for jobs.

The five accused, who were arrested for idling and disorderliness, are Tulani Verema[24], Itayi Dengu[35], Enock Samutanua [22], Kudakwashe Peter [26] and Edson Phiri [23] all from Zimbabwe.

They all pleaded guilty to the charges and asked the court to show mercy because they are first offenders.

State Prosecutor from Urban Police Station, Constable Moilwa, told the court that Zimbabweans keep coming to Botswana even after being deported back to their country.

He told the court that instead of police doing other duties they spend a lot of time chasing them.
The Zimbabweans were sentenced to four strokes

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Digital edition of The Telegraph, September 30, 2020.