Stop Femicide!!

Gender Based Violence (GBV) continues to haunt our beautiful country and the numbers of its victims are rising, despite numerous campaigns by activists who have dedicated their time to fighting the scourge.

Newspapers have been publishing articles about women who were killed by either their lovers or ex-lovers, and furthermore, some of these murders were committed in front of minors, who helplessly watched as their mothers were being killed, a matter which will definitely haunt the children for the rest of their lives.

In a number of cases, men find it hard to accept rejection or rather accept the fact that the relationship has ended. Unfortunately, GBV is rampant in many households. But most of the victims suffer in silence and the abuse at times end up with the women losing their lives.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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