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Zimbabwean killed in Botswana prison fight

A Zimbabwean prisoner was killed by his Motswana cellmate after a brawl ensued between the two in the dead of night on Sunday at a prison in Maun, Botswana.

The Zimbabwean has since been identified as Michael Phuti, 31, whose known address in Botswana is Magapatona Ward in Tutume Village, which is about 50km from the Zimbabwe border.

Botswana Prison Service (BPS) spokesperson Senior Superintendent Oagile Kojane said the two inmates fought at around 23:00 and Phuti was rushed to hospital where he succumbed due to his injuries.

“The incident resulted in one inmate being seriously injured and [he] was immediately rushed to the Letsholathebe Memorial Hospital, where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries,” he added.

The suspect has been identified as Osego Mosetlhane, 36, of Kgaphamadi Wadi in Gantsi.

Prison officials are yet to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.

The BPS called it an “unfortunate” incident and reassured the public it was in their interest to provide a safe environment for prisoners.

In other news – Chelsea sign Portugal forward Joao Felix on loan

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has joined Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Joao Felix
VALENCIA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 28: Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid looks dejected during the LaLiga Santander match between Levante UD and Club Atletico de Madrid at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

The 23-year-old will bolster the attacking options for manager Graham Potter, whose squad is currently hard-hit by injuries and languishing in 10th spot in the table. Learn More

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