Boyfriend Allegedly Stabs Teacher Girlfriend With A Knife

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Police are investigating an incident in which a 33-year old teacher of Ngambao Junior Secondary School in Seronga was critically injured after she was allegedly stabbed with a knife by her boyfriend following a misunderstanding.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Monday night. The victim is from Makwate village in Tswapong while the suspect is a 44-year old from Mahalapye village.

District No 17 Officer Commanding, Senior Superintendent Victor Nlebesi confirmed that the incident happened at the victim’s residence and was reported by his housemate on that fateful night.

He said that the duo reportedly had some misunderstandings that resulted with the suspect stabbing his girlfriend with the knife in the midst of the altercation.

He said that the details surrounding the argument could not be established but the investigations are still on-going.

Nlebesi revealed that the suspect is currently under police custody in Shakawe while the victim is at Gumare Primary hospital where she is seeking medical attention. According to Nlebesi the suspect may be charged for unlawful wounding if found guilty of the offence.  He however cleared that the charge will depend on the severity of the offence.

Meanwhile Nlebesi has raised concern about the escalating incidents of unlawful wounding in his district indicating that this was the fourth case recorded this month. He revealed that most of the cases of unlawful wounding are mostly committed by men. Nlebesi has pleaded with men to seek advice and guidance rather than taking the law into their own hands.

In a similar case, three men of Boseja Ward in Maun were this week arraigned before the Maun Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stabbing another man to death. The incident is said to have occurred on October 1st in Boseja Ward.

The trio, Oteng Gabatshwane aged 30, Oletlhogonolo Gabatshwane, 35 and Onaletshepho Gabatshwane aged 31 are said to have then fled the scene but were later arrested in Maun. The accused persons whose plea has been reserved have since opted to engage an attorney.

State prosecution pleaded for the accused person to be remanded in custody as investigations are still at an early stage. They further pleaded to present the Investigating officer of the case on their next mention to give more reasons to why the accused persons should be remanded in custody.

Oteng and Onaletshepho as the first and third accused persons respectively indicated that they understood the charges but they however told court that the second accused person, Oletlhogonolo was not there during the incident and that he did not take part in any of the events that transpired during that fateful day.

For his part Oletlhogonolo questioned prosecution as to why he should be remanded in custody as the other two accused person are indicating that he was not part of the alleged murder. Mulalu dismissed his question and informed him that they will orally submit their bail arguments on their next mention.

The trio were all subsequently remanded in custody pending bail arguments which will be heard on their next appearance on the 27th October 2022.

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