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Packed for prison - Zimbabwean man arrested after threatening to kill his lover then escape to Zim

A lover's tiff between a Zimbabwean man and his Botswana girlfriend has ended in tears. 

In Botswana it is a criminal offence to threaten someone with death. 

Speaking in fluent Setswana, on 8th May at Mhakamme ward in Tonota, Perfect Ndlovu reportedly uttered the following threat to his former flame, Gabotwaelwe Ithuteng, “Wena ke tla go bolaya ebe ke tlolela ko Zimbabwe! (I will kill you and jump to Zimbabwe)”.

The 36-year-old then went into hiding, with the boys in blue only tracking him down in Tonota this weekend.

Ndlovu was hauled before Francistown Magistrates’

Court on Tuesday, where he was charged with threat-tokill and being in Botswana illegally.

Securing the Zimbabwean’s remand, the Investigating Officer, Oscar Molome, told court, “We are yet to collect the statements from the witnesses and the accused person is an illegal immigrant who when given bail might go back to his country.”

Given the chance to address court, the suspect declined and had nothing to say.

Accompanied by his travelling bag as if expecting the worst, Ndlovu was whisked off to prison, where he will remain until his next court appearance, set for 14th July.

The Voice (Botswana) Fri, 1 Jul 2022

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