Police in Shakawe are investigating an incident in which a 17-year-old boy of Saoshoko Ward in Shakawe died after allegedly crashing his cousin’s car which he had taken without the owner’s consent in the early hours of Saturday.
The accident is reported to have occurred along the A35 road between Shakawe and Mohembo West when the deceased, who was alone in the said Honda Fit reportedly lost control of the vehicle which then went off the road and hit an electric pole.
According to the Shakawe Police Station Commander Superintendent Goitsemodimo Molapisi, the deceased had taken his cousin’s car who had left the keys in the ignition. The deceased reportedly sneaked into the car and drove away.
Molapisi said the accident was reported by a passerby who called the police soon after it happened. The police then rushed to the scene where they found the deceased still fighting for his life. Molapisi revealed that the car had thrown him out on impact.
He was rushed to JP Kavindama Hospital where he passed on while being assisted by the doctors. According to Molapisi, the deceased had visible injuries on his head. The Station Commander has since urged drivers to avoid leaving their car keys in the ignition to avoid such incidents.
Meanwhile Molapisi said that they are also investigating another incident in which a 17-year-old boy of Mabudutsa Ward in Etsha 1 was reportedly stabbed twice by another 18-year-old boy of the same area following a misunderstanding over a girlfriend. Molapisi said the incident took place on the 1st of June at Etsha village and was reported by the victim same day.
He said the victim reported that the suspect came to his house where he reportedly stabbed him with a sharp object under his right breast and also on the stomach before telling him to stay away from his girlfriend.
The suspect who was arraigned on Tuesday before the Maun Chief Magistrate Thebeetsile Mulalu has since been remanded in custody as investigations on the matter are at an initial stage. According to the investigating officer of the case Sergeant Kefilwe Senokokwane, the victim is still hospitalised at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital in a critical condition.
Furthermore, the Station Commander revealed that they are also investigating an arson incident in which a 36-year-old man of Kgosing Ward in Nxamasere reportedly burnt down a hut belonging to another 39-year-old man following a misunderstanding they had at a local depot.
Molapisi said that the incident took place on the 3rd of June at around 5pm and the fire damaged goods worth up to P12 000.
The victim is said to have later went to watch soccer at the football grounds where he then received a call from his younger sister telling him that they had just seen the suspect setting his hut on fire.