Confessions of Phase 2’s surviving heist suspect


Phase 2, Gaborone’s mass shooting incident’s sole survivor, Tsaone Reboeleng narrates how she met the career criminal behind the multiple heists both in Botswana and neighbouring South Africa, Thato Gaopatwe. Mmegi Staff Writer SHARON MATHALA reports how Reboeleng hid in a wardrobe before the police smoked her out

Tsaone Reboeleng met Thato Gaopatwe in South Africa at a club where they exchanged contacts and therein their friendship began.

Unbeknownst to her, life would dramatically change forever. She had acquainted herself with one of the masterminds behind the repeated armed robberies that had been haunting the country.

Editor's Comment
Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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