The Maun Magistrate’s court has remanded a 42-year-old Zimbabwean illegal immigrant who has allegedly been terrorising Maun residents through house break-inns and theft.
Maun Police Station Commander Superintendent, Chenamo Orateng confirmed that the accused person, Meshack Sibanda who is facing six counts of theft and burglary as well as that of unlawfully staying in the country was arrested in Maun on August 13.
Orateng revealed that upon investigating the accused person on his alleged criminal cases they also found that he has been staying in Botswana without valid documents. His documents according to Orateng long expired on the 8th December 2017.
According to Orateng, the Zimbabwean national has been terrorizing Maun since beginning of this year breaking into people’s homes and stealing valuable properties. Sibanda is said to have from July to date stolen property worth more than P148 000, some of which have been discovered.
Orateng highlighted that Sibanda allegedly stole property worth P48 750.00 from Borolong ward.
“Sibanda also broke in at Boseja ward and got away with properties worth P19 350.00 and P50 000.00 from two different homes,” Orateng revealed to this publication.
The accused person is also said to have gone to Xwexwa Cattle post near Maun and stole 4 solar panels and 2 bulbs. He is alleged to have stolen from Spiritual Healing Church a dinner table, coffee table, electric breakers and main switch.
According to Orateng some of the stolen properties were recovered at Natale Village in the Central District after a lengthy police investigations and it was established that they were to be taken to Zimbabwe. The accused will appear in court again on the 6th September.