Undocumented ‘murderer’ applies for bail

Undocumented ‘murderer’ applies for bail
Undocumented ‘murderer’ applies for bail

FRANCISTOWN: An immigrant who entered Botswana illegally in 2012 has applied for bail pending trial. The applicant, Mehluli Ndlovu and two others who were not before court, landed in trouble after they allegedly assaulted a person in Palapye, which led to the death of the person on September 4 in 2019.

When Ndlovu made an urgent application before Justice Matlhogonolo Phuthego on Wednesday, he readily admitted that he does not have proper travel documents that authorise him to be in Botswana.

“The investigations officer (IO) knows that I have a child with a citizen of Botswana and he further knows where I stay in Palapye. My child is now four-years-old ,” said Ndlovu when Phuthego asked him for clarity.

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