‘Facebook fraudster’ nabbed

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FRANCISTOWN: A Mahalapye man who allegedly swindled people out of their hard-earned cash using Facebook appeared in court on Tuesday to face a single count of obtaining by false pretences.

The state alleges that Phatsimo Ketshabile with intent to defraud, unlawfully obtained P9,500 from Kemang Busang at or near the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) camp by falsely representing that he was selling a Honda Fit car to Busang while he knew what he was saying was false.

The prosecutor in the case, Ditshotlo Mpale told the court that the state was opposed to Ketshabile being granted bail. He then called the investigating officer (IO) Detective Constable Mmoloki Rasetshwane to give reasons why the state was opposed to bail.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

Stock theft has become rampant and difficult to contain thus keeping the police on their toes as the country is rocked by stock theft cases that are becoming difficult to contain.This form of crime is causing great misery to farmers in Botswana, especially in rural communities that largely depend on agriculture for a living. As stock theft cases escalate, the police say that most of the meat consumed in major towns and villages is from stolen...

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