Batswana, foreigners up for gun related offences

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FRANCISTOWN: Five men inclusive of two Batswana, two South Africans and a Zimbabwean are in serious trouble following their arrest for ‘possession of arms and ammunition and an alleged expensive stolen car worth more than P1 million’.

According to the charge sheet, Botlhe Gaopatwe (25), Baliki Kemmonye Gaborone (35), who are citizens of Botswana, Sphamandla Witness Ncube (36) from Zimbabwe, and their South African counterparts, Lucky Ndimande (34) and Sakhile Mkhize (26), on or about October 29 in 2021, at or near Mosetse village acting together and in concert without any licence authorising them to possess firearms, were allegedly found in possession of a revolver, pistol F 98 and pistol type 54.

In the second count, the state alleges that all the accused were unlawfully found in possession of 18 live rounds of ammunition at or near Mosetse without any licence authorising them to possess the same.

Editor's Comment
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