Thieves attack and steal stolen diesel from other thieves
Two alleged thieves recently ‘worked’ for nothing as their loot was grabbed by other thieves while they were trying to hide it.
It is reported that on April 13 this year Nyasha Shumba, 34, and Mike Thuku, 62, smuggled 20 litres of diesel from their work place in Gaborone and drove to a bush around St Joseph College to hide it.
While they were still driving around ton locate the right spot to hide the loot, three men attacked them, took the diesel and three cellphones which were in their possession.
But before the other thieves could get away, a fight erupted as the duo was not prepared to just let go without a fight. During the exchange of fists, Thuku was stabbed twice in the stomach with a sharp object while Shumba was left with few broken ribs.
Oblivious to the kind of condition he was in, Thuku is said to have ran towards St Joseph’s teachers’ quarters to seek help leaving his friend behind.
When the teachers insisted on calling an ambulance he refused, fled and headed home to Mogoditshane.
It is reported that when he got home his condition had deteriorated and asked his wife to call the police and the ambulance.
He was then rushed to Princes Marina hospital where he remained in intensive care unit (ICU) for eight days.
When he came out of ICU, the police were notified and after interrogation Thuku finally came clean and narrated the whole story to them.
A warrant of arrest was then issued and search for his accomplice began. Shumba was found and arrested at his house in Gabane.
The two were brought before the New Naledi Customary Court and pleaded guilty to charges of theft.
The case was heard before Kgosi Molefhe Koitsiwe who when passing judgement took into consideration Thuku’s health and his old age. He slapped him with two months in prison wholly suspended for 2yrs provided he did not commit a crime of the same nature.
His partner in crime, Shumba was sentenced to 6months in prison wholly suspended for two yrs and three strokes on the buttocks.