A farm worker in the Haina Veldt Farms near Maun, Oitsile Bosekeng has been admitted at Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital where he is nursing injuries inflicted on him by another farm worker in a fight for a horse.
The incident is reported to have occurred on Tuesday evening at one of the farms where Bosekeng had visited his friends with a borrowed horse.
An eye witness, Dikarabo Thatayamollo told The Voice in an interview that a man known as Twaiza was reportedly infuriated to hear that his horse was borrowed by Bosekeng to visit friends.
Seething with anger, Twaiza immediately went to look for Bosenkeng, Thatayamollo has said.
Upon arrival Twaiza is said to have hit Bosekeng, who was fast asleep on the ground with a spade on the chest.
“When Bosekeng got up, Twaiza removed his knife and proceeded to stab him two times on the chest and neck,” said Thatayamollo
The suspect then immediately left the scene uttering threats that he was going to collect his gun and come back to finish off Bosekeng who by then was lying unconscious on the ground in a pool of blood. He however never returned.
Thatayamollo says due to network challenges they could not reach the police but only reported the case the following morning after they had taken Bosekeng to Makalamabedi clinic where he was referred to Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital in Maun.
Efforts to get a comment from Maun Police was not successful with the District No5 Officer Commanding, Senior Superintendent Gochela saying he could not confirm the incident because he was yet to be given detailed report on what really transpired.