Hardened 'livestock rustler' denied bail


FRANCISTOWN: An alleged livestock theft repeat offender was on Friday denied bail pending trial when he appeared before Magistrate Tshepo Magetse for a ruling.

The alleged livestock rustler, Alister Mbereki, had once more made an application for bail pending trial saying there was a change of circumstances that warranted him to be granted bail.

His main argument was that there was no progress in his case as investigations are pending. Delivering a ruling in the bail application pending trial, Magetse said: “It is worth noting that the instant court is aware of the seriousness of this case as it involves Gulubane village farmers.

Editor's Comment
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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