Trio appear for diamonds' possession

FRANCISTOWN: Two Batswana women and a Zimbabwean man appeared before Francistown Chief Magistrate Mokwadi Gabanagae for unlawful possession of precious stones believed to be diamonds last Tuesday.

The trio were 38-year-old Mpho Sediba, unemployed, of Selepa, 30-year-old Tapiwa Totego, also unemployed, of Coloured area, and 37-year-old Nkululeko Moyo, a Zimbabwean, of Botshabelo Location in Selebi-Phikwe.

The three were on March 15 arrested at Francistown Super Spar shopping complex where they were allegedly found in possession of the precious stones without a licence, authorisation or exemption certificate.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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