A Zimbabwean duo has been arrested and imprisoned in Botswana over a heist that saw a businessman losing cash and valuables worth one million Pula.
The duo, Castro Ncube (34) and Shylock Makoni (39) were arrested after they allegedly attacked and brutalised businessman, Ish Handa, and his wife on April 28.
The Zimbabwean duo and Kabo Matlhatsi (39), their Motswana accomplice in the one million Pula heist, appeared before the village magistrates’ court in Gaborone facing charges of armed robbery and were denied bail.
In a statement, the Botswana Police Service said:
_Two Zimbabwean males, Castro Ncube aged 34 years residing at Tsolamosese, Shylock Makoni (39), a resident of Gabane and a Motswana male, Kabo Matlhatsi, also aged 39 of White City in Gaborone were yesterday (04/05/2021) arraigned before the village magistrate court in Gaborone for robbery which occurred on or about 28th April 2021._
_The trio was arrested on May 2, 2021 after attacking and robbing a 76-year-old man of property worth over P1 million at Gaborone North._
_The stolen property included amongst others, a Mercedes Benz car, cash, jewellery and cellphones._
_The police have since recovered some of the stolen property._
_The accused persons are remanded in prison and they will appear again for mention on 19th May 2021._
_Meanwhile, police are in hot pursuit of five others who are still at large in connection with the same offence._
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