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Three Zimbabweans shot dead in Botswana during a robbery shootout

Members of the Botswana Police Service

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Three Zimbabwean nationals were shot dead by members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) early this morning in the country’s capital, Gaborone.

BPS spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube said the three men, aged between 30 and 40 years, were shot dead during a shootout with police while committing a robbery.

Below is a statement by Asst Comm Motube on the fatal shootings:

Three suspected armed robbers were fatally shot in an exchange of fire with members of Botswana Police Service early this morning (24/06/2021) in Block 6 location in Gaborone.

The deceased trio, aged about 30 and 40 were intercepted by the police whilst committing a robbery at one of the homesteads in Block 6.

A firearm suspected to have been used by the suspects, all suspected to be Zimbabwean citizen males, was found at the scene.

Members of the public are requested to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of two other suspects who fled the scene during the incident.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing

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