Isn’t There A Better Way?

The internet was abuzz last week following videos of a yellow monster demolishing one of Babo family houses at Gaphatshwa. Viewers started making assumptions without having full details of why the Land Board had resorted to bringing the yellow monster to destroy property creating a pitiful scene.

Issues of land have always been complicated, and have presented headaches for land overseers. Hence, there have to be ways the Land Boards can address issues of land disputes that will not leave citizens homeless, stranded, humiliated or stripped of their dignity.

Yes, it seems talks between the Land Board and Kootsenye Babo, the rightful owner of the land did occur. She admits that she did get compensation at some point in time. These are tough issues as once one accepts money and other terms for their land to be taken for other use, the subject becomes a very dicey one.

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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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