A spellbinding world

As the horizon slowly merged into focus, the beauty was apparent. The tall, green palm trees swayed in the benign breeze. The rippling blue water beckoned invitingly.

This alluring oasis was called the weekend. Following a long stressful week filled with the essential blocks of academic nourishment and the spiritual pursuit of enlightenment, the bell had rung following religious class to indicate that it was Friday afternoon and the weekend would now be paying a visit.

The early mornings waking up for school and the stresses of eluding the deliverances of "Barakat bibi" had taken a toll. For those of you not in the know, the aforementioned "Barakat bibi" was the neatly trimmed stick, used to mete out punishment to a waiting and petrified hand when one had not learned their religious lessons diligently enough.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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