Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Mutizwa trial postponed

AWAITING TRIAL: Michael Graduate Mutizwa
AWAITING TRIAL: Michael Graduate Mutizwa

Extension II Magistrate court will set another trial date for suspected fraudster, Malaki Nkiwane because the presiding magistrate failed to turn up in court.

Nkiwane is facing three counts of personation, obtaining Botswana driving licence, work and resident permit fraudulently by posing as one Graduate Mutizwa, a Zimbabwean soldier.

Police investigations unmasked Nkiwane during his first arrest in September 2015 for illegal possession of a pistol, handcuffs, two-way military communication radios and a ceremonial uniform of the Zimbabwe National Army. He was later discharged and acquitted.

Through the help of their Zimbabwean counterparts, Botswana Police Investigating Officers found out that while there is a soldier by the name of Michael Graduate Mutizwa in Zimbabwe, the fingerprints on his record did not match those of the one arrested in Botswana.

Previously, the court had heard that the 46-year-old man from Zimbabwe on or about the 14th of October 2014 fraudulently obtained a Botswana drivers’ licence under the name, Michael Graduate Mutizwa.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Investigating Officer, Detective Senior Superintendent Sargent Marapo told court that his investigations revealed that the accused person obtained Botswana residence permits by false pretense after giving false information to a public official.

He said the suspect was facing another charge for fraudulent acquisition of a marriage certificate, when he married his Motswana wife, Cathrine Mutizwa.

Mutizwa is currently on bail pending an appeal of a 7- year prison sentence for allegedly grievously assaulting his wife.

According to the doctor’s report Cathrine sustained a laceration on the lower lip and fracture on the lower gum.

In 2018, Molepolole Magistrate Michael Itumeleng found Nkiwane also known locally as Mutizwa guilty and sentenced him to seven years in jail.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

*Former spy chief spends another night at SSG holding cells

News

Two men were burnt beyond recognition last Friday morning in Maun after a Mercedes Benz vehicle they were driving in veered off the road...

News

Police have confirmed the death of a 9-year-old girl suspected to have accidentally throttled herself with a swing string at Molepolole’s Lesetlheng ward last...

News

VIOLENT HUSBAND IN COURT FOR GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM An aggressive Zimbabwean man appeared before Francistown Magistrate Court on Tuesday charged with causing grievous bodily...

News

I want to hug Jesus-The General tells friends before killing himself Botswana Police are investigating another case in which one of their officers, a...

Sports

Following uncertainty over this year’s Botswana Sports Awards, Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) has finally cleared the air announcing the 19th or 26th of...

Politics

Member of Parliament for Selibe Phikwe West, Dithapelo Keorapetse, has assured the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) members of a better future ahead following...

News

Palapye Labour Officers to appear in court over Makoro Bricks case Two Palapye District Labour Office employees will appear before Justice Diwanga of Francistown...

News

•Boy 14, uses dad’s loaded gun to kill 6 -year -old sister A father whose six-year-old daughter died in a shooting accident by her...

News

Balopi says emergency meeting was for Bye election preparations Botswana Democratic Party’s Secretary General, Mpho Balopi, has come to the defence of his party...

News

Mother withdraws maintenance case after son’s poisoning A distraught mother, Boitumelo Mompati, this week withdrew a child maintenance case from Extension II Magistrate court...

News

PRINCE HARRY CONDEMNS DRILLING FOR OIL IN THE OKAVANGO DELTA, MOBILISES THE WORLD TO STOP IT One of the most powerful men in the...

News

REPORTS THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO COMMISSIONER Botswana Miners Workers Union has reported the Palapye District Labour Office to the Commissioner of Labour Goitseone Kokorwe....

News

The City of Francistown and AMA Future of Africa Holding (Pty) Ltd has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the establishment of an...

News

*Lions terrorise Sepako farmers *10 cows killed within four days The human-wildlife conflict has reached an all-time high in Sepako, a village 50km north-east...

News

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Councillor for Medie/Kweneng, Edwin Shanakane, on Monday appeared before Molepolole Magistrates’ Court charged with defilement. Shanakane, 37, is accused of...

Advertisement

Copyright © TheVoiceBW. (Since1993) made with ❤️ in Botswana.