The nation was also shocked by a tragic incident in which Mabogo Lesotlho, Kgololo Lesotlho and Montwedi Molefe allegedly killed Ishmael Moseki after conflict broke out between supporters of Molapong Green Birds FC and a Metsimotlhabe side.
Police Officer In Murder-Suicide
A police officer under investigation at Molepolole Police Station Sub-Inspector Golopata Kawina shot and killed Inspector Tapologo Nakedi of the police Internal Affairs Unit. The incident shocked a lot of police officers and members of the public as it occurred during broad daylight.
Suspects Escape In Police Car
Two suspects who were appearing for theft of motor vehicle and armed robbery, Calvin Ramatlhape and Amogelang Modisaotsile granted themselves unlawful bail after Chief Magistrate, Linah Mokibe-Ohile denied them time outside custody.
They stabbed two police officers from the Serious Crime Division who were escorting them back to prison with an unknown object. The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Dikgakgamatso Seretse ordered the incident be investigated.
The suspects were arrested by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) after two weeks and appeared before the same court under very heavy security, comprising of all security organs, excluding the Botswana Defence Force.
Suspects Turn Violent
After suspects, Joseph Gaiei and Alfred Efedile, attacked some photojournalists and damaged a Mmegi camera, the Village Magistrate Court became a war zone. Suspects attacked members of the public to an extent that some security agents were injured. One suspect assaulted a magistrate with a glass of water. The Commissioner of Police had to order his charges to put measures in place to control the situation. Every suspect was handcuffed from behind with some entering the dock in chains.
Thugs Rob And Kill Nurse
Just as the police were focused on fighting street robberies in Phase IV, Gaborone, three thugs attacked a nurse knocking off from work at around 8pm. The woman, Rejoice Kaketso was stabbed with a knife on the chest and leg while walking from a taxi stop to her house. As she crossed the stream that passes through Gaborone West Phase IV, the thugs attacked her and stole her handbag. The suspects, Emmanuel Xolane, Moagisi Mosepele and Odirile Seiketso were arrested less than a week after the incident.
Another Murder In Phase IV
Just a few months after the murder of Kaketso, Thabo Masilo allegedly entered a house in Phase IV claiming to be asking for a glass of water only to rob, rape and kill a 17-year-old school girl, Tshephang Motlhabane. Masilo was arrested on the scene and has so far appeared two times before Chief Magistrate Linah Mokibe-Ohaile. He is due to appear for his next mention on Christmas Eve. He is currently remanded in prison.
Ex-Soldier In Murder-Suicide
When the whole country was still focused on the Thabo Masilo case, a retired employee of the Botswana Defence Force, Lt. Colonel Mothusi Mompati shot members of his family with a personal gun, killing one and injuring two. The incident reportedly resulted from an inheritance conflict.Mompati allegedly shot at police officers before killing himself.