Zim man shot over pay


GABORONE – A Zimbabwean man was shot four times after asking his employer for payment.

Gift Ncube, an immigrant working in Botswana, was shot four times, resulting in the breaking of both his arms which had to be amputated.

His employer, identified as Keitumetse Khunowu, is said to have lost his temper when Ncube asked to be paid his dues after he had just finished clearing two hectares of land.

“I am finished, it would have been better if he had just killed me because now I cannot do anything for myself,” said a distraught Ncube.

According to Ncube, the agreement was that he would receive $460 upon clearing the bushy area but was paid $22.

Ncube then reported the matter to the police before going back to Khunowu’s residence to ask for his money again.

An infuriated Khunowu is alleged to have shot him four times.


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