Two Zimbabweans Arrested In Botswana Over One Million Pula Heist
Two Zimbabweans have been arrested and imprisoned in Botswana over a one million Pula heist.
The duo, Castro Ncube (34) and Shylock Makoni (39) was nabbed after they allegedly attacked, brutalized, and stole cash and valuables worth one million Pula from Ish Handa and his wife on April 28.
Ncube and Makoni, along with their Motswana accomplice Kabo Matlhatsi (39) appeared before the village magistrate court in Gaborone facing charges of armed robbery and were denied bail.
According to Pindula News, the trio stole a Mercedes Benz car, cash, jewelry, cellphones, amongst other things.
The police managed to recover some of the stolen property.
They are expected to appear again for mention on the 19th of May 2021.
Meanwhile, police are in hot pursuit of five others who are still at large in connection with the same offense.
The duo’s arrest comes barely a week after another Zimbabwean, Tashinga Nyasha Masinire (33) was arrested with 23 prices of gold worth R11m (US$783 000) at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa,
Masinire who had gold bars was intercepted on Sunday by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) at the Airport.
Reports suggest that he was traveling from Harare to Johannesburg.
Meanwhile, Masinire who is facing charges of contravening the Customs Act 91 of 1964 and Precious Metals Act 37 of 2005 respectively was granted R100 000 bail at Kempton Park Regional Court in Joburg.
He was remanded to 1 July 2021, with stringent bail conditions. As part of his bail conditions, he is not allowed to leave South Africa until the case is concluded and he is also supposed to report to the police 3 times a week.