Zimbabweans gun down Botswana cop


BOTSWANA police have reportedly launched a manhunt for two suspected Zimbabwean men who shot dead a cop in Kanye village in the neighbouring country recently.


Botswana media reported that the country’s police force issued warning statements to the public to be on the lookout for armed and dangerous suspects, who gunned down a police officer in the line of duty.

They pleaded with the public to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the two dangerous suspects, who have also been linked to a robbery in which a micro lender lost about P87 000 to seven armed men.

Police spokesperson Dipheko Motube pleaded with the public to assist them with information that could lead to the whereabouts of the two dangerous criminals linked to the murder of the the cop.

He said although they had not established their identity, they strongly believed the suspected criminals were Zimbabwean nationals.

Motube assured the nation that the police would not sleep until the suspects were brought to book.

He said the suspects were a real threat to public safety because they were armed.

He indicated that one of the suspects sustained injuries during the shootout and was discharged from hospital last Friday, adding that he would now be charged with armed robbery and murder together with three other accomplices that had already been arrested.

They are expected to appear before the Kanye magistrate sometime this week.

Reports from Kanye village indicated that police had dispatched undercover agents throughout that country to look for the two suspected Zimbabwean nationals.

“Police intend to pledge about P50 000 as a reward to any informer who might have an idea as to where the two dangerous men might be hiding,” the report stated.

“It is understood that the suspects might have illegally crossed into South Africa either using Ramotswa or Ramatlabama borders.”