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PARTNERS IN CRIME: Thomas and Ditshego

By Innocent Tshukudu
A self-confessed thief this week sent a fully packed Mahalapye Magistrates court into a fi t of laughter as he pleaded with the court to free him since the goods he stole had been recovered.
Swartland Ditshego’s co-accused Thebe Thomas sat in the dock looking startled on Tuesday as his crime partner blew away their only hope of defence by admitting to the crime. The two are accused of breaking into a house on May 1 where they stole a corner bath, toilet set, kitchen unit and a gas cylinder.
While the police were still on their trail after the crime, the two broke into another house at Mahalapye’s Flowertown and stole a geyser before they were nabbed.
This week the prosecution applied for the two men’s remand as they were still pursuing a third suspect who was still at large. The court also heard that Thomas still had another theft case and the prosecution feared that if granted bail, the two men might interfere with investigations.
When asked if he had anything to say Thomas complained that he was not being treated fairly by being denied bail. “My previous case should not prevent me from getting bail because it is a separate matter all together. This shows that the prosecution has already convicted me for that offence even before trial,” he quipped.
When confessing to the crime Ditshego rose from the dock and told Magistrate Ishmael Molobe that there was no need for them to be taken back to jail. “Why should we be taken to prison when the items that we stole have been recovered, “ he said to the amusement of the packed courtroom.The case continues.

13 COMMENTS

  1. MOTHAKA YO IS VERY IGNORANT OF THE LAW, A RE O BUSITSE DITHOTO TSA BOGODU JAANONG A GOLOLWE? THIS IS VERY FUNNY!!!!!!!

  2. Hey loso logolo ke ditshego, Ditshego a re a gololwe, courtroom e swa ka ditshego yotlhe, eish!!

  3. oa tsenwa he? bamo loile ba kwaa bone, le ene abe a dumela go loega tota. let him rot in jail and next time he will know that its not ok to ‘borrow’ other peoples hard earned property.

  4. O tshwerwe a lwala tlhaloganyo ga itse gore bogudu ke molao, whether the owner has recovered his property or not, Stil o dirile MOLATO. Tota ene o shorta golo gongwe.

  5. Ware 3yrs! nnya o mo nnye fela thata batshwanetse ke more than 5 retle re sale re ikhuditse. O loilwe ke matlo a batho a bathubang eseng ba ga bone.

  6. hehehehehe ija Ditshego o re bolaelang ka ditshego batho dibonwe kana nyaa wena o tshwanelwa ke go ya go disa poo ntate