Zimbabwean up for rape in Botswana

A Zimbabwean man and a Motswana are in trouble with the Botswana authorities after they allegedly stole 300 Pula from a Zimbabwean woman before raping her.

STAFF REPORTER

Vusumuzi Nkomo (20), from Bulawayo and Thapelo Sechele from Botswana also aged 20 from Kgaphamadi location in Francistown appeared before Francistown Senior magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu on Wednesday to answer to charges of robbery and rape.

Sechele was granted free bail and advised not to commit another offence while on bail.

He was also advised not to abscond from court when needed.

Nkomo was denied bail because he did not have travel documents or a permanent place of residence in Botswana.
The pair was remanded to January 30 for continuation of trial.

Botswana’s Mmegi newspaper reported that according to the State, on January 13 at Area W location in Francistown, Nkomo and Sechele allegedly robbed a Zimbabwean woman of P300 before taking turns to rape her.

The charge sheet also states that they used force when committing the offences.

Representing the State, Jalome Somolokae told the court that investigations into the matter were almost complete.

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