Siblings accused of stabbing a man for P450
Two Pandamatenga brothers, accused of stabbing a man with a knife and then robbing him of P450, were granted conditional bail by Kasane Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
19-year-old Amuchilani Makhuwa and his big brother, Gaolebalwe Makhuwa, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and robbery at knifepoint.
The siblings are accused of mugging one Tshenolo Mbulawa as he walked home from work, leaving him for dead as they fled with P450.
The incident took place at around 9pm on Saturday the 23rd of September this year in Pandamatenga’s Newstance Ward, where the victim worked as a farmhand.
Though the incident happened late last month, the two brothers were only arraigned this week because the police were closely monitoring Mbulawa’s recovery, who came close to death due to the severity of the knife attack.
Inspector Ntoko Simane, prosecuting the matter, revealed investigations into the incident were now complete.
According to Simane, the prosecution intends to call at least five witnesses in a bid to prove their case against the Makhuwa brothers.
The prosecutor did not argue against the duo being granted bail but advocated for a conditional bail due to the seriousness of the allegations against them.
Senior magistrate Nthabiseng Merafe-Tladi, presiding over the matter, duly granted the brothers a conditional bail, ordering them to sign a recognizance of P1, 000 each.
Furthermore, the accused are also expected to provide two sureties each.
The sureties are also expected to sign their own recognizance of P1, 000 each, in order for the brothers to be granted bail.