Two Zimbabweans rob SADC head office in Botswana

Six men arrested in connection with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) headquarters robbery case appeared before the Botswana Village Magistrates Court today.

Two out of the accused are Zimbabwean citizens while four are from Botswana.

The accused persons Maitapiso Thuso Kgakgamatso (37), Lesego Masilo (33), Mpho Rasetena (28), Otsile Semadi (40), Tongai Tsikirayi and Innocent Bushiri Shaggy (31), allegedly robbed the SADC secretariat on the 29th of January.

An investigating officer requested that the suspects be remanded in custody pending further investigations.

He said preliminary investigations show that computers worth half a million pula (P582,320.92) were stolen. He said some have been recovered while others have yet to be recovered from suspects in Zimbabwe.

The six accused persons are expected to appear before court for mention by the end of this month.