A ZIMBABWEAN murder suspect was shot and killed by Botswana police following a scuffle in Ditladi village.
BY SILAS NKALA
According to Botswana media reports, the deceased was a suspect in the murder of a fellow Zimbabwean, Tshepo Habana.
Botswana police confirmed the shooting incident which took place on January 7 this year.
In a statement, police said three other suspects, Farai Dube, Canious Ncube and Pati Sibanda who are also Zimbabwean nationals were on Monday last week arraigned before Francistown Principal Magistrate, Dumisani Basupi in connection with the murder case.
“The three accused and the other suspect who is currently on the run murdered Tshepo Habana in Ditlatsana ward in Ditladi village on the 7th of January 2016,” police said.
The accused are not represented and their plea has been reserved.
Prosecutor, Sub Inspector Kenneth Edward from Tonota Police Station last Monday asked the court to remand the accused in custody as investigations were still at a preliminary stage.
He submitted that the matter was fresh and the investigations were still at an initial stage as they were still waiting for a post-mortem report and the next of kin to the deceased to be informed. One of the suspects is still at large.
Edward also said the suspects were a flight risk as they also do not have travel documents and none of them has a permanent residence in Botswana.
The suspects were remanded in custody January 25.