‘Killer dad’ finally apprehended

Following a manhunt which began on Saturday, Police have confirmed the arrest of double murder suspect Unangoni Salathi, who allegedly killed his two children on Saturday morning at Monarch location.
Following a manhunt which began on Saturday, Police have confirmed the arrest of double murder suspect Unangoni Salathi, who allegedly killed his two children on Saturday morning at Monarch location.

FRANCISTOWN: Following a manhunt which began on Saturday, Police have confirmed the arrest of double murder suspect Unangoni Salathi, who allegedly killed his two children on Saturday morning at Monarch location.

Salathi who is in his 30s was arrested at Makuta village. Details of Salathi’s arrest are sketchy but sources have said that he was apprehended by residents today morning before they handed him to Tutume police. He was then detained in Tutume before being handed to police authorities in Francistown. Salathi who reportedly hails from Matobo will be arraigned at the Francistown magistrate court tomorrow morning.

“The suspect has been arrested. He is going to court tomorrow. He was arrested at Makuta village in the morning at around 1:00 am,” Francistown Police Station commander Mogomotsi Kesupile told Mmegi in an interview.

The deceased children, aged three years and 11 months, were discovered dead by their mother at her rented house, who immediately notified the police, prompting an immediate manhunt.


For the better part of Saturday and Sunday, police heightened their visibility in Monarch as well surrounding areas. Their efforts yielded nothing, and they then decided to extend the search beyond city. Prior to Salathi’s arrest police had said that they have extended the search to Makuta village.

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