Celebrated Afro House music star Veronica Kgalalelo Brooks (35), better known as Diva Vebrok is reeling in shock after armed robbers hit her bar and threatened to kill her.
The four robbers said to have been armed with a machete and a gun pounced on Vebrock’s joint, Veb Tenement Bar, in Lekgwapheng ward, Molepolole village on Sunday evening around 2100hrs.
One of the robbers distracted the bar attendant, Lame Gothibang, 25, by asking for a beer on credit but during the argument with Gothibamang , suddenly the other started barking instructions for the bar tender to lie down while they rummaged through the till and got away with P1690.00.
According to traumatized Gothibamang, the robbers shoved the stolen money in her handbag, which also had her cell phone, house keys and keys for the bar.
“They ran away, while still in panic and fear I left the bar opened and swiftly ran to the nearby Ga Leshe Bar and borrowed a phone to call my colleague ‘Bame’ who called the boss ‘Vero’ who was in Gaborone at that time. We also called the police and they immediately arrived on the scene.
On Monday Vebrok accompanied by her two employees went to identify the suspects who turned around and threatened to kill Vebrok at the Molepolole police station.
“The man said to me “ke tla go bolaya e re ke pantita ke bo ke itse gore ke pantitela eng, I will kill you so that when I serve at least I would know what I am serving for,” said the visibly shaken celebrity.
Molepolole Police Assistant Superintendent Gontse Segale confirmed the two cases of robbery and threat to kill.
She said while the investigations are ongoing, they have already arrested one suspect facing a charge of threat to kill and he will soon be arraigned before the court.