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Bewitched or stubborn?



Bewitched or stubborn?

Cop suspended again for suspected stock theft -Recently returned from 9-month suspension afer similar case

A police constable who recently returned to work after serving a nine-month suspension for alleged stock theft has been suspended again accused of a similar offence.

Last October, 43-year-old Gaokgakala Abang, a general duty officer of Sojwe Police in the Kweneng District, was acquitted of stock theft by Mochudi Magistrates Court.

Abang, along with two other men, was accused of stealing five goats worth P5, 000 belonging to one Segametsi Gaelebale.

The animals were reportedly stolen from Shadishadi village between the months of October 2017 and June 2018.

While Abang was acquitted, his co-accused, Isaac Bareeng, 33, and Ditshego Phamodi, 37, were both found guilty and sentenced to five years imprisonment each.

However, it seems the policeman has not been able to keep out of trouble for long.

In March, Abang, along with five other men, was fingered in the theft of three cattle. The stolen cattle were allegedly taken from Sojwe and transported to Molelpolole. Police eventually located the animals at Mogonono, roughly 12km from Molepolole, where they also arrested the six suspects.

It seems Abang, who had been warned not to register stock after his first court case, did just that.

According to a police source, upon realizing he was the only officer around, Abang grabbed some registration forms from Sojwe station. He then allegedly snuck out to the trees at the back of the station and filled in the paper work.

He is then said to have issued a clearance permit to his co-accused.

The six suspects – including: Dikutlo Basimololdi, 53, Matlhogonolo Gaonapelo, 37, Letsweletse Modise, 39, all from Sojwe, Keletso Pule, 33, of Gaborone West and Kago Mooketsi, 29, of Serowe – were arraigned at the end of March and granted bail.

They were due to appear for mention before Molepolole Magistrates Court last week but the date was postponed due to Covid-19 regulations.

In a brief interview with The Voice, Sojwe Station Commander, Superintendent Kitsiso Lemogang, confirmed that Abang is on suspension and will not return to duty until investigations are completed.

Meanwhile, Abang’s colleagues expressed pity for their work-mate, fearing he was likely to lose his job.

“This guy, these days our salaries are better. We don’t know his problem, if he is bewitched or stubborn!” said a cop who preferred anonymity.

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Dr Gure’s anti climax



Dr Gure's anti climax

Ministry of Health silences sex doctor

Celebrity Medical Doctor, Thusang Gure who has been dishing out explicit sex advice on social media has been cautioned to stop.

The young Doctor with more than 200 000 followers on Facebook had become a darling of many women who religiously followed his sex lessons.

Although he started his sex talk during a late night show at one of the radio stations, Gure shot to social media fame when he started posting videos about sex on Facebook.

However, the excitement that came with his talks was last week brought to a screeching halt by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, leaving thousands of his fans and followers high and dry.

Information gathered by this publication has indicated that the Ministry was concerned that Dr Gure was masquerading as a sexologist (a specialist in sexual matters) when he was a General Practitioner.

According to the source, Gure who runs Medexo Private Clinic is a General Practitioner but his talks gave people an impression that he was a specialist by focusing on a specific area of medicine, especially in public.

“What he was doing was clearly advertising and medical practitioners are not allowed to do that. The other problem is that he googles most of the information he passes on to unsuspecting followers as expert advice,” the source stated

Asked why they summoned Dr Gure to the ministry, Chief Medical officer, Goabaone Rainer Mosimanegape said, “We as the regulator called him for a meeting and asked him to work hand in hand with us. We want to guide him so that he doesn’t look like he is encouraging some things which are out of line.”

Mosimanegape said that the ministry’s meeting with Dr Gure shouldn’t be viewed as a gag on Gure as he is a reasonable young man who was likely to take advice to stay in his lane.

“We didn’t summon him, we simply called him for a meeting which can help him going forward,” Mosimanegape emphasized.

Meanwhile, Dr Gure denied having any knowledge of the meeting.

“I am unaware of any such issues involving myself and if my name is used in any of your publications without factual basis then I reserve my legal rights,” he said in his response when asked to confirm if indeed he was warned to stop posting salacious sex advice.

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Police question Councillor in poaching probe



Umbrella for Democratic Change’s Councillor for Matlapana ward in Maun, Kobamelo Baikgodise, is among five men who have been questioned by Maun police over a buffalo poaching incident that reportedly took place in Khwai, about three weeks ago.

Baikgodise has however denied the arrest but said rather that he was summoned to the police station where he was questioned and wrote a statement over the incident which took place during the same weekend when he was in Khwai.

“As you may be well aware that I am friends with the Council Chairman, I had paid him a visit in Khwai during the weekend of the alleged poaching,” Baikgodise explained in a brief interview this week.

The Councillor stated that he had in fact taken the Council Chairman- Kebareeditse Ntsogotlho’s building material to Khwai and only went to the alleged poaching scene after Ntsogotlho’s injury.

“I was not at the scene, I was only alerted of his injury and that is when I went to the scene. I could not even talk to him because it was a bloody scene and he was in serious pain, so I did not even know what exactly happened that led to his injury,” Baikgodise explained.

The alleged poaching incident is still being investigated by the police who took the matter up following social media reports that the North West District Council Chairman, was attacked and injured by the buffalo early this month, during the extreme social distancing and movement lockdown.

Currently Ntsogotlho is hospitalised at Nyangabwe Referal Hospital where he is nursing thigh injuries.

Last week Ntsogotlho was hopeful that he would be released from hospital this week.

When shedding light on the matter, District No.5 police Commanding Officer, Peter Gochela, had stated that they have arrested and questioned some suspects on the matter but could not divulge names as they have not yet been charged.

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