From crime to politics: The notorious David July story


A life of guns, prison escapes, fast cars, women and heists are things that David July says he has left behind as he would want to run for a political office. This week Mmegi’s SHARON MATHALA interviews the man

The 48-year-old July was once a feared serial robber in the country, but perhaps it was his 1999 armed robbery incident where together with four of his friends robbed a police station P900, 000, abducted an on-duty police officer and got away with police guns.

July grew up as an ordinary child in Mmadinare who loved playing football, especially in the middle of the field where he earned his nickname ‘Mdavana’.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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