'National threat' trio gets seven years in jail

Accused and convicts hiding their faces at court for gun-related offences
Accused and convicts hiding their faces at court for gun-related offences

FRANCISTOWN: A criminal syndicate comprising two South Africans and a Zimbabwean, who were found guilty of gun-related offences, were told that they were a serious threat to national security when they were sentenced on Friday.

The trio, Sphamandla Witness Ncube, 37, from Zimbabwe, and his South African counterparts, Lucky Ndimande, 35, and Sakhile Mkhize, 27, were cumulatively sentenced to prison for seven years by Regional Magistrate Taboka Mopipi. They were convicted on their guilty pleas.

The trio was each charged with unlawful possession of more than 20 firearms without any licence authorising them to possess such weapons.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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