Suspected thief killed in 'deal gone wrong’

The picture is not the actual weapon but a representation for illustrative purposes
The picture is not the actual weapon but a representation for illustrative purposes

SHOSHONG: Just after welcoming Christmas Day at a local bar in Shoshong, a scuffle between alleged known thieves has left one of them dead.

Shoshong police confirmed that they are investigating the unsettling incident which occurred early on Christmas Day morning around 02:45hrs in which a 28-year-old man of Phaleng ward, Shoshong was stabbed to death in what is suspected to be a deal gone wrong amongst alleged notorious Shoshong thieves.

In an interview, Shoshong assistant police station commander, Assistant Superintendent George Mabuta, said on the fateful early morning, the two suspects, men aged 40 and 42 of the same ward, followed the deceased to his yard, pounced on him in an attack while he was asleep and ended up in a scuffle.

"During the fight the 28-year-old man was stabbed to death and we have since arrested two suspects in relation to the offence,” Mabuta said. “They are currently in custody for investigations. “It was a serious fight, blood was all over the house and the victim sustained a deep stab wound on the left part of his chest. “He was certified dead on arrival at Mahalapye Hospital.”


Asked what the fight was all about, Mabuta said one of the suspects claims that the deceased had earlier on at the bar stole his P2,000 and did not to return it.

"Investigations surrounding his claims are ongoing to establish what really transpired. “The duo have been charged with murder and will soon be arraigned before Mahalapye Magistrates Court," the assistant superintendent said.

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