Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Latest News

Escape from Gerald

  • Zimbo masterminds daring break out the night before he was due in court

Botswana police are on the hunt for a Zimbabwean man who broke out of Gerald Centre for Illegal Immigrants the night before he was due in court for allegedly beating up a prison officer.

According to a reliable source, 32-year-old Ngobizitha Mpofu masterminded his daring escape on Sunday night, somehow cutting through the roof of his cell.

Guided by the full moon’s light, once out in the open, Mpofu then crept to the centre’s perimeter, where he cut a hole in the fence and scrambled to freedom.

He has not been seen since, with startled officials finding his cell empty the following morning when they went to collect him for his scheduled court arraignment.

Speaking to The Voice on condition of anonymity, a prison insider revealed Mpofu was initially arrested for being in Botswana illegally and was being kept at Gerald awaiting deportation.

“On Wednesday 4 May, when the gumba gumba [truck used to deport illegal immigrants] arrived, Mpofu was not on the list of those who were being deported. He tried to sneak into the truck but when the prison official ordered him not to get in he assaulted him.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“He twisted the officer’s right hand and fractured his second finger, causing grievous harm, which is what he has been charged with” said the source.

A warrant of arrest has since been issued for the runaway Zimbo.

Unfortunately, The Voice were unable to get an official comment from Botswana Prisons, who had not responded to our questionnaire at the time of going to print.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

News

We are Batswana with different beliefs and scientists are not always 100% correct- Magosi Controversial traditional seer Paul Keitholetse commonly known as Rabeisane will...

News

Our Reserve Bank Governor this week held an emergency meeting with an association of bakers to discuss bread issues. When a statement was issued...

News

After a two-year delay, former Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) councillor in Kgosing/Kubung ward in Maun, Galaletsang Mhapha is set to be appointed the...

News

At least 23 pregnant schoolgirls, including a primary school pupil, dropped out in the North West District last term, a record high for a...

News

Bangwaketse to celebrate 10 years in power for Kgosi Malope II On the 5 October, a year later than was originally planned, Bangwaketse will...

News

In an incident that left many speechless, a police officer was found amongst a group of cattle rustlers who were recently arrested for possession...

Travel

The immortal beauty of Baines Baobabs The site where the iconic Baines Baobab trees stand dates back roughly 128, 000 years, a time when...

News

Francistown’s monumental Kenneth Nkhwa Interchange in in for a major facelift in the coming months. This was revealed by the city’s re-elected Mayor, Godisang...

Advertisement