Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

FILE PIC: Coffin

Latest News

Grave robber confesses to coffin theft

A corpse at Nxamasere village cemetery is not quite resting in peace after a thief allegedly dug out the grave in an attempt to steal the coffin for re-sale.

Although police confirmed that they went to the cemetery with a pathologist this morning (Saturday 18th) to ascertain if the corpse had indeed been stolen, as feared by the bereaved family, they were reluctant to disclose details of their findings. “”We have a procedure to follow. I have to report to my seniors first, at the moment I cannot confirm or deny anything,” Officer Commanding for the area, Victor Nlebesi said.

After a bereaved family recently found the grave of their newly buried female relative vandalised, they followed the foot prints of the culprit which led them to a certain Mothusi Gabaeme’s yard.

The 32-year-old man is said to have then admitted to have attempted to steal the coffin but claimed that because of the heavy work, he only managed to make away with the lid before sunrise.

“His intention, he said was to return at night to finish his job. He said he had a buyer is Seronga who had promised to pay him P6000 for the coffin,” explained a relative.

Gabaeme has since appeared before Shakawe magistrates court and was recommended for psychiatric assessment.

While he would not be dragged into confirming the details of their findings, Nlebesi said the family asked for the exhumation of the body to ascertain if it was intact if not missing.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Police investigations continue.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Julia Baabina

    21/09/2021 at 21:51

    Ah mo gongwe re kgobokanyetsa psychologist tiro unnecessarily go raa gore ga se lantlha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Opinions

She made her bed, now she must lie in it. This was my husband’s unsympathetic reaction as news broke that Vice President, Constatino Chiwenga’s...

News

*Brother appears in court for sister's brutal murder

News

An incestuous father who repeatedly raped his 12- year- old daughter was last week convicted of rape by the Maun Magistrate court. The 45-year-old...

News

Residents of Moshupa village were awakened by the sad news of an old age pensioner who was found hanging on the rafters last Thursday...

News

WATCH: In the face of looming possible job losses, salaries for employees of state owned enterprises are likely to be slashed as parastatals merge.

Business

From just one classroom, five staff members and 12 students in 1997, Botho University (BU) has grown in leaps and bounds to be one...

Business

ABSA Bank Botswana has a P395 million profit before tax in the released interim half year results, a 36 percent increase compared to the...

News

*Wearing of masks no longer compulsory in Botswana

Advertisement