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Police arrest suspect in Montshiwa murder

Deceased Michael Montshiwa

Senior Superintendent Dipheko Motube of Botswana Police Public Relations Unit has revealed that they have arrested a suspect in the murder of slain Fairground Holdings Chief Executive Officer, Michael Montshiwa, Thursday evening.


Motube said that the police have interrogated the suspect Thursday evening as well as on Friday morning. The 31 year old suspect was arrested after being pursued by the security agents at a small but bustling Game City mall car wash where he had parked his red late model Golf GTI purportedly to clean it.


By Thursday sundown in the moments leading to the seizure of the suspect by the security officers, a hive unusual of helicopter activity could be seen above the Commerce Park and Game City mall skies.


The UK Flyde College educated Montshiwa who has been described as an innately driven individual who possessed twice the drive and twice ambition than many, also possessed a string of degrees and an MBA in Business Administration as well invaluable know-how of the hospitality industry from the UK and across the Atlantic where he worked at The Harbour View resort in the US, just before the turn of the new millennium.   


He was gunned down point blank range in the door way of his Block 6 home Sunday night.

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