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Top Cop implicated in wife’s murder

IN CUSTODY: Sergeant Mogalakwe

A Commander at Kuke Police Post in Ghanzi District has been arrested and remanded in custody for the alleged murder of his 51-year-old wife.

According to sources close to the scene, on Tuesday the suspect, Sergeant Motlalekgosi Mogalakwe, 52, reportedly stabbed his wife of one year in the chest and back before voluntarily handing himself in to the police.

It is believed the couple were arguing over a phone conversation, although the exact details remain unclear.

Police Public Relations Officer, Senior Superintendent Near Bagali, revealed that Mogalakwe was arraigned before Ghanzi Magistrates Court a day after the incident and will appear for mention on 30 April.

“We cannot disclose the full names of the deceased as the relatives are still to be informed especially in this time of lockdown where some might be in far places. He used a sharp instrument but we cannot disclose where; that we leave to the relevant authorities,” explained Bagali.

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The police spokesperson confirmed that Mogalakwe, a resident of Mabutsane village, will remain on remand at Ghanzi Prisons until his mention.

Meanwhile, in a media briefing held on Tuesday, Deputy Police Commissioner Dinah Marathe disclosed that from 23-29 March, they registered two murder cases, two threats to kill together with four indecent assaults, 24 armed robbery cases and 31 cases of defilement.

From 30 March to 5 April, Botswana Police recorded two murder cases, one threat to kill, 22 rape cases of children aged two to 13 and 23 cases of defilement.

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