Police say murder accused had hit list

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FRANCISTOWN: The police have said three Zimbabweans and a Motswana facing a murder charge have a hit list and may kill more people if released on bail.

Detective Sergeant Quiet Shalamotho told Senior Magistrate Thebeestsile Mulalu on Wednesday that Sicelo Sibanda, 20, Javas Khumalo, 35, Mulendeni Moyo, 21, and a local, Moagi Borotho, 31, are on a mission to avenge the death of their friend, the late Patrick Maseko. Already, they have been charged with the murder of Nkosinathi Nsindo and causing grievous bodily harm to Mbengwa Mbulawa who is fighting for his life at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital.

“They have a hit list of people they want to kill for killing Maseko. The deceased (Nsindo) and Mbulawa are on that list. We fear that they may kill more people if granted bail. In fact, the accused seriously injured Mbulawa and thought that he was dead when they left him,” Shalamotho told the court. The quartet were denied bail on Wednesday after they failed to give sufficient reasons why they should be released. The Zimbabweans face additional charges of entering the country illegally.

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