Three Zim men arraigned for multiple offences

Three Zim men arraigned for multiple offences
Three Zim men arraigned for multiple offences

FRANCISTOWN: Three Zimbabwean men were arraigned before Magistrate Game Mooketsi for multiple offences amongst them rape and robbery.

According to the charge sheet Desmond Khupe, 19, Lucky Dube, 23, and Calvin Maphosa, 43, all illegal immigrants, were each charged with entering Botswana through ungazetted points of entry, robbery and two counts of rape.

It is alleged that the trio together with five other persons not before the court, on or about March 28 at or near Chadibe acting together and with a common purpose, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of two women whose initials cannot be revealed for ethical reasons. In addition, it is alleged that Khupe, Dube and Maphosa, on March 28, used violence to obtain P350 cash, property worth P13,720, and clothes and different mobile phone brands worth P11,100 from their victims. The state alleges that the accused persons used catapults, knives and a machete to threaten their victims during the commission of their offences. When the three men appeared in court, prosecutor Janet Mothowakgosi said an application for the pleas of the accused persons be reserved as the investigating officer was not available.

Editor's Comment
Shame on the Police!

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