The wife of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s specially elected councilor Tuelo Zazambi was last Friday hauled before Francistown magistrate Lebogang Kebeetsweng facing a single count of common nuisance.
37-year-old self-employed Onalekitso Thae of Block IV location in Francistown is charged alongside her alleged partners in crime, Oteng Seditse (25), Tshenolo Dikgole (23) and Rueben Ramoshate.
Seditse and Ramoshate are residents of the notorious and low-income location of Block II while Dikgole stays in the same locality with the civic leader’s wife.
Tuelo secretly got married to Thae sometime mid last year and they have one child together.
According to court papers, Thae and her alleged partners in crime allegedly bundled a middle-aged Francistown man, Archie Moseki and shoved him into a car boot belonging to the civic leader early February this year.
The court heard that the shocking incident happened at the Nswazi Mall adjacent the ever busy Francistown bus rank on February, 09th 2018 in full view of vendors and commuters entering and leaving the bus rank.
Eyewitnesses of the dramatic incident then blocked the vehicle from leaving the scene in order to save the victim.
In the process, Thae and her co-accused person managed to negotiate their way from the marauding crowd.
Members of the public then threatened to mete instant justice on the councilor’s wife and her accomplices after suspecting that they were kidnapping the man that they had shoved in the boot of the car in broad day light.
During their appearance in court arraignment, the quartet did not waste the court’s time and pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against them.
The remorseful group of four admitted that they were a nuisance when they shoved Moseki in the boot of the car.
Roger Bosena, prosecuting the matter, told the court that the prosecution did not expect that the accused person would plead guilty to the charges.
He then applied for the matter to be adjourned to the 19th of May 2018 for facts reading.
Kebeetsweng granted the prosecution’s application. She then granted the accused person a conditional bail.
According to the bail conditions, the accused persons are expected to each sign own cognizant to the tune of P1 000 and provide two sureties each binding themselves with an amount of P500.
The accused persons were also are expected to report at Kutlwano Police Station every Friday during working hours.