Mmegi Online :: Conmen on the rampage in Gantsi
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Conmen on the rampage in Gantsi

GANTSI: Station Commander Superintendent Chris Molobe, says conmen are roaming the village, with an average of four cases a month being recorded. In the latest incident, a 71-year-old woman of Bosele ward was swindled of P51,000.
By Leinanyana Tsiane Thu 03 Jul 2014, 06:59 am (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Conmen on the rampage in Gantsi








“The woman met her fate at her home in Bosele when two men approached her and convinced her that they were able to increase her money,” the Station Commander told Mmegi.

“She agreed to give them P3,000 and they asked her to put the money in a small trunk and remain with the key.” He said the two men left and came back the following day and when the trunk was opened, the original P3,000 was found.

“The men told the woman that she should increase the money if she really wants it to double and they even claimed that in their prayers, they had seen that the funds need to be increased,” Molobe said.

“The woman went to the bank, withdrew P48,000 and gave it to the two fraudsters.

“They locked the trunk and told her that they would go with it for safekeeping. That was the last time she saw them.” Molobe urged the public to understand that money can only generate interest in the bank and not by miraculous means. He added that their investigations indicate that some Gantsi residents are conniving with outsiders to con people.

“We are working around the

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clock to arrest the situation before it gets out of hand,” he said.

Meanwhile, Molobe says manpower has been increased ahead of the Gantsi Agricultural Show which is set for next weekend.

The Station Commander said police expect an increase of crime in the township and they are working hand in hand with other law enforcement for the show.

“We have requested manpower from Charleshill and Kalkfontein to beef up ours. There will be an influx of people from different places and we expect to see lawlessness rise, but we will be ready for that,” he said.

In a separate interview, Agricultural Show chairperson, Jector Marambe, said all preparations are going well for the event. He revealed that the popular horse race will reappear this year, following its cessation due to lack of sponsorship. 

“The Botswana Tourism Organisation has sponsored the horse race to the tune of P150,000,” revealed Marambe. “The number of stalls has increased to 500 this year and we expect to see more.

“Thanks to the good rains, we expect that there will be more small stock, cattle, fish farmers and small businesses and many have already secured their stalls.” 

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