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Sehithwa police register two murder incidents

15 Feb 2023

 Sehithwa Police Station Commander, Superintendent Nshaki Mabophiwa says incidents of murder and suicide in his policing area are worrisome.

He said they had already registered two murder and one suicide cases since the beginning of the year as compared to three recorded last year. 

He said the first incident involved a 38-year-old woman who was murdered by her 28-year-old boyfriend near Makakung. 

Superintendent Mabophiwa said two herdsmen alerted the police after they found the woman motionless with bruises all over the body.

He said the duo reported that a man emerged from the bush, confessed that he had assaulted the deceased and promised to hand himself to the police.

He said the police traced the accused and found him hanging from a tree about two kilometres from the scene. 

They were both rushed to Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital where they were certified dead. 

In another incident, which took place at Mmathamagana cattle post,  a 78-year-old man died after being assaulted by a 48-year-old man from the same locality.

Superintendent Mabophiwa said it was alleged that the deceased had reprimanded the suspect for dating young girls and that he lost temper and assaulted him a knobkerrie.

He said the police took the old man to hospital where he was certified dead upon arrival. 

The suspect has been arraigned before the Maun Magistrate Court to answer for charges of murder. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Esther Mmolai

Location : MAUN

Event : Interview

Date : 15 Feb 2023