Alleged thieves denied bail

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PALAPYE: Chief Magistrate Rebecca Motsamai denied alleged thieves bail because they have many cases of theft pending before court and that they are a threat to the community.

Mosimanegape Magapatona (32) and Cliament Sibanda (28) requested bail on grounds that they have not been proven guilty and that they did not know why they were arrested.

The accused are said to have on November 15 broken into Gaopalelwe Makgapho‘s house, suffocated her and stole cash amounting to P2,000. On the second offence they broke into Letlharapana Bar and stole cigarettes worth P394.

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