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Serpent, heavy plant claim lives

Serpent, heavy plant claim lives
January 16
11:58 2018


A 24-year old man recently died a gruesome death when he was crushed by heavy plant at Kgalagadi Breweries (KBL) in Francistown.

Confirming this, the Commander of Francistown Police Station, Superintendent Lebalang Maniki, told Global Post on Friday that the deceased, Kesotegile Tshwanelo, met his death on the premises of KBL when tried to operate was a machine used to crush used beverage cans.

Tshwanelo, who hailed from Matshelagabedi, was an employee of Sun-Win Associates, which is sub-contracted by Collect-A-Can.

“Unfortunately the diseased did not operate the machine correctly and it crushed his head, killing him instantly,” Superintendent Maniki said. “When we were called to the scene, we found the deceased’s stiff body lying near the machine that claimed his life.”

He added that Tshwanelo was not employed as a machine operator but took the place of the operator when the latter left to collect something from an office on the premises.

Still in Francistown, an 80-year old man died after being bitten by a snake near Shashemooke near Francistown. According to the Commander of Gerald Police Station, Superintendent Edward Leposo, the deceased met his fate on his way to the lands.

“He was discovered by his relatives and was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead,” Leposo said. The police with the assistance of members of the public managed to kill the snake that claimed the old aged pensioner’s life.

Meanwhile, in Letlhakane police are investigating a case in which a 17-year old herdboy allegedly raped an 80-year old woman. Station Commander Michael Maphephu has told Global Post that the octogenarian was looking for her goats in the woods at Ke Ya Zowa farmlands when the lad pounced on her.

“The suspect allegedly assaulted the old woman and proceeded to rape her,” said Maphephu. “We arrested the suspect on the same day.”

Letlhakane police are also investigating an apparent crime of passion after a 22-year old man of Dimajwe escaped from custody and allegedly murdered his 18-year old girlfriend of Makgaba Village before taking his own life by hanging. The two lovers reportedly had a misunderstanding prior to the incident. The young woman then reported the man to the police for assaulting her.

“The suspect was arrested and detained at Mokubilo Satellite Police Station,” Maphephu said. “He escaped from custody and hit his girlfriend with a knobkerrie before committing suicide by hanging himself.”

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