TWO ZIMBAS NABBED FOR LOCKDOWN BOOZE SALES IN BOTS


Two Zimbabweans have been arrested and hauled before a magistrate in Botswana for selling booze during lockdown.

The duo, Philemon Sithole (51) and Donald Marondedzi aged 33, are facing other two offences of entering Botswana at an ungazetted point and movement of persons without a permit during lockdown.

They were denied bail. Court heard that on the 24th of April, near Block 9 in Gaborone, the accused persons unlawfully sold alcohol worth P805 to one Keineetse Puna Lepekoane during state of emergency.

On the second count, the two sold alcohol worth P115 to Jephias Nhira during state of emergency. At the time of the arrest the two did not have a permit to move around during the state of emergency.

The Voice newspaper reports that the lead Investigating Officer in the case, Detective Senior Superintendent Sergeant Marapo, told court that during arrest the first accused, Sithole, claimed to be a diplomat working as an intelligence officer and political analyst at SADC. But SADC denied any knowledge of Sithole.

The accused persons will be back in court on the 25th of May for mention.


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