BTC hit by copper cables theft

Copper cables
Copper cables

FRANCISTOWN: The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) is facing a serious copper cable theft problem which is affecting connectivity.

The continuing and widespread theft of telecommunications infrastructure in Botswana is undermining the disrupting the supply of communication services to customers, BTC has previously lamented.

Just last week, Zimbabwean duo, Thato Ngwenya and Shepherd Ngwenya, along with two Batswana, Moemedi Choto and Simane Lungisani, appeared before the Francistown Magistrate Court to answer to one count of allegedly stealing the Corporation’s cable. The State asserts that the quartet, along with others not currently before the court, acting together with a common purpose, stole a BTC cable valued at P329, 385 near Matsiloje on January 29.

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