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Born again Christian in trouble again

Despite his claims to have found God, a well-known former convict from Molepolole found himself on the wrong side of the law again after being arrested on suspicion of shop breaking and theft.

35-year-old Botsi Kefitile has already spent 10 years of his life behind bars for robbery, malicious damage to government property, malicious injury to another person and assault with intent to steal.

Popularly known as ‘Bushgard’, the Goo-Tshosa ward native was only released in August last year.

Upon his release, he told anyone that would listen that he was a born-again Christian.

However, it seems Kefitile’s new-found religious conviction has gone up in smoke after he was implicated in a recent break-in at Super Spar in Mafenyatlala Mall.

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In the early hours of Thursday 5 August, along with 24-year-old Tebo Omphile Mashabane and a third suspect still on the loose, Kefitile is said to have made away with a 240w amplifier and cigarettes, worth a combined value of P18, 990.

Mashabane, who works at Spar packing shelves, is alleged to have told Kefitile where to enter the shop as well as exactly where to find the cigarettes.

After the robbery, Kefitile allegedly gave the stolen loot to a friend to sell for him.

During the pair’s brief appearance before Molepolole Magistrates Court, the Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Uyapo Koketso revealed the cops were yet to retrieve some of the pinched properties.

Although he had no problem with Mashabane being given bail, the prosecutor requested Kefitile be locked up, noting that if set free he could ‘interfere’ with the third accused.

For his part, an upset Kefitile insisted he was innocent.

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“I don’t know anything about this matter. The police claim I agreed to have committed the offence and bring the papers claiming to be my confession. The court should not consider the charge, there is no warn and caution statement which means the police did not follow the right procedure when charging,” maintained the agitated accused, adding a police search of his home turned up nothing.

Kefitile further told court it was ‘disheartening’ to be implicated in such a matter since he is commencing a project which he is expected to pay rent for.

Sadly for the born-again convict his past counted against him as he was remanded in custody while his co-accused, Mashabane was granted bail.

Both men are due back in court on 14 September.

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