Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UNDER ARREST: The shackled suspect after his court appearance

Latest News

Horror knife attack leaves mum and daughter in hospital

Teen’s lover arrested for double attempted murder

A young man who allegedly stabbed his teenage girlfriend over and over again before turning the knife on the stricken woman’s mother has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The terrifying scene played out at the victims’ home in Mathangwane on Friday morning.

19-year-old Dineo Thabologang and her mother Tapiwa Thabologang, 42, were sitting together in the yard minding their business when they were attacked.

It is said Dineo’s boyfriend, Jonathan Peter, entered the premises unannounced and, without a word of explanation, started stabbing his lover multiple times with a knife.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Risking her life to save her daughter, and staying true to the Setswana saying, ‘mmangwana o tshwara thipa ka fa bogaleng’ (a mother would go to any length to protect her children), Tapiwa bravely tried to intervene. Although she was able to stop the attacker from butchering Dineo, she paid a high price for her courage, ending up with deep stab wounds of her own.

In a brief interview with The Voice, Tatitown Station Commander, Edward Leposo, confirmed the suspect was arrested the following day, having fled to his home village of Marobela.

“Our preliminary investigations show that the man had a misunderstanding with the girlfriend that forced him to leave and come back to stab her,” disclosed Leposo.

Looking confused and nervous, Peter was arraigned before Francistown Magistrates’ Court this Tuesday where his plea was reserved.

It was revealed the injured women are currently recuperating at Nyangabgwe Hospital, with State Prosecutor, Koziba Nthanga, admitting the prosecution are not aware of the extent of their injuries.

“Should we have a fully fledged medical report, we may amend the charge sheet,” she said.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Peter, who remained quiet in court except to declare he would find his own attorney to represent him, was remanded in custody until 24th August when he is due back in court.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

News

WATCH: A murder convict who killed his lover by stabbing her heart, slitting her throat and waiting for hours for her to die before...

News

1 million expired doses get three-month extension At least a million doses of expired Pfizer vaccine will have their shelf lives extended by a...

News

WATCH: Contrary to their contributions to the review of the national constitution, Botswana Federation of Teachers Union (BFTU) has been accused of poor grasp...

News

Three men find themselves in a sticky situation after allegedly breaking into a primary school to steal several bottles of cooking oil. The trio...

Politics

AP dissolves YL Things are falling apart at the Alliance for Progressives’ youth structure, a sorry state that has forced the party to dissolve...

Sports

Towards the end of last month, Lebogang Michelle Pitso joined Mexican Girls Football Club (FC), moving a step closer to her dream of one...

News

Police dismiss muti murder rumours in Goshwe Tutume and Goshwe residents were left perplexed on Friday afternoon when rumours that a Magapatona ward man...

News

Dikgosi call for end to Masisi/Khama ‘cold war’ Tribal leaders in the Maun Administration Authority (MAA) have called on government to work harder to...

International

Zimbabwe used to literally copy and paste South Africa’s policies on Covid-19 and many would joke about it – I understand there was a...

News

Mpho Ollyn’s gift of gardening Two weeks ago, I noticed the mulberry tree outside my bedroom window was fast announcing springtime as it bloomed....

Politics

Wairi licks his wounds after by-election defeat Weeks ahead of the Moselewapula Ward by-elections in Gerald Estate, Francistown, the then Umbrella for Democratic Change...

News

After almost 21 days of searching, Botswana Police and Botswana Defence Force dive teams have retrieved bodies of two fishermen who drowned in Gaborone...

News

PASSENGER AND DRIVER BITE EACH OTHER ON A ROAD TRIP TO MOLEPOLOLE A trip from Botlhapatlou to Molepolole ended painfully for a driver and...

Advertisement
Exit mobile version