Protect police image

Botswana Police Service (BPS) have of late been dominating news headlines, but for the wrong reasons.

In the past week, the BPS bosses were in the dock at the High Court facing the family of Olefile Momphitlhi, who went missing while in police custody. There is still no clear indication on whether the man escaped from the police, as the police claim, or he was killed, as the family suspects.

Another interesting aspect is that during the search for Momphitlhi, the police say, they were taken to a shallow grave, the contents of which turned out not to be Momphitlhi’s body, but someone else’s.  Of who, they don’t say. A scary thought. We hope that our bushes are not littered with shallow graves of unidentified victims.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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