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Police in Maun are investigating a case in which a 20 years old young man of Shashe Ward is alleged to have killed his father with a knobkerrie.
The incident is reported to have occurred this past Sunday at night at around 2200hrs at their home in Shashe Ward. Confirming the incident Maun Police Station Commander Superintendent Dennis Zilawe said the suspect, on that fateful day is said to have woken up in a foul mood early in the morning showing behavior that other family members were not used to.
Zilawe said family members reported that the suspect even refused to eat his food during lunch time when offered. It is said that the suspect later in the evening while the rest of other family members were seated at home hit the deceased with a knobkerrie on his head who then fell and became ground and became unconscious.
Zilawe said the matter was then reported to the police who upon arrival found the deceased lying motionless on the ground. The police took the rushed the deceased to Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The suspect was later arrested and charged for murder of his father before being remanded in custody. He was this week arraigned before the Maun Magistrate’s Court for murder.
Meanwhile Zilawe said they are also investigating another incident in which a 37-year-old driver pedestrian was by a BMW vehicle in Botshabelo, which then fled the scene. The same vehicle while fleeing from the first incident collided with another vehicle near Maun Clinic.
Both vehicles were badly damaged, and upon arrival on the scene of the collision, the police managed to arrest the hit and run suspect and driver of the BMW aged 37. He said both the drivers did sustain any injuries while the pedestrian who was hit by the car suffered injuries and a broken left arm. The pedestrian is currently receiving treatment at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital.
“Investigations are still ongoing, we are also awaiting the results of his alcohol test to establish whether he was or not under the influence of alcohol” said Zilawe who said that should the results come positive the driver will also be charged for drunken driving.