Has life become worthless?

Seven years ago, many were shocked by the gruesome murder of a 16-year-old Form 2 student, whose body was reportedly found under a tree near Mogoditshane Senior Secondary School.

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.

Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain individuals seem to see killing a human being as some kind of sport or economic solution! Where did we go wrong? Are we that devious a nation that someone can kill another for a cigarette or plot to cash out on insurance money?

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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