FRANCISTOWN: A Botswana Defence Force (BDF) soldier may well have thrown her money down the drain when she entrusted an alleged ‘con artist’ with P200,000 to buy two cars in South Africa on her behalf.
This happened on February 11, 2021, in Francistown, When Makhombe appeared before the senior Magistrate Thapelo Buang on Friday, the prosecution applied for his remand in custody to allow the police to carry out their investigations without any possible interference from the accused. Mompoloki Mabalane from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions requested that the plea be reserved "because investigations are still at their initial stages.
Also, by consensus, we have agreed with the defence counsel that this matter shall be called on October 28 for a status update on which date we will not oppose the accused being granted bail".
The defence attorney Oratile Koonne then confirmed what the prosecution had said. Magistrate Buang remanded the accused in custody as per the application of the prosecution. The matter was set down for status update on October 28.