Three Zimbabweans believed to be behind a copper cable stealing syndicate appeared in a Botswana court last Thursday after they were found in possession of stolen cables.
The trio, identified in court papers as Toendepi Mazuru (41), Tafadzwa Monongerwa (38) and Zvisinei Monongerwa (34), was remanded in custody to July 12.
In denying them bail, the court noted that they were undocumented foreigners and were likely to abscond.
The court heard the suspects were arrested on June 6 in Kabakae ward in Gantsi after they were found in possession of the copper wire, which they could not account for.
The value of the cables was not disclosed in court papers.
Police Inspector Othusitse Marape, who represented the State in the matter, told the court they needed more time to wrap up their investigations.
In applying for bail, Tafadzwa Monongerwa told the court that she had three children who would suffer if she was remanded in custody.
The other two did not bother applying for bail.