Six arraigned for stock theft

Stolen Stock. PIC BOTSWANA POLICE SERVICE
Stolen Stock. PIC BOTSWANA POLICE SERVICE

On their ceaseless mission to curb stock theft, police have recently arraigned six people before separate courts charged with stealing stock.

Botswana Police Service's (BPS) public relations officer, Assistant Superintendent Selebatso Mooketsi has told The Monitor that their countrywide Kgomo-Khumo Operation has resulted in the recent arraignment of Tshenolo Mmakgotso of Makakatlela ward in Mochudi, Badisa Molapong of Bokaa, Ona Kelatlhegile of Tlhagale lands in the outskirts of Malotwana, and Zimbabwean nationals Mildred Hwata of Mutare, Julia Modzokere, and Meshack Zulu, residing in Block 8, before Mochudi Magistrate's Court, to each face with a single count of stealing stock.

Mooketsi said the accused persons are suspected of having stolen and slaughtered a cow valued at P5,000 at Tlhagale Lands on or about June 2. She stated that Mmakgotso, Molapong, and Kelatlhegile remained in prison while Hwata, Modzokere and Zulu were given conditional bail.

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