The rule of law can be cruel sometimes

This past week the media has been abuzz with the baby adoption case involving a certain Kirsten Mey who adopted the minor child of biological parents, Joshua July and Annah Kopo.

What makes the case interesting is perhaps  the colour factor. It pits white vs black, and naturally sentiments black should win in Botswana. The case first appeared in South Africa’s True Love magazine, a traditionally pro black magazine.

Tempers are flaring in Botswana, the land of July and Kopo,  with some racially blurred anger boiling at the act of a white woman ‘stealing’ a Motswana child.  Naturally those supporting the black parents would love to see the government come out guns blazing to teach this white woman a lesson; that this is Botswana, that she cannot just have it easy, taking a baby from a Motswana woman. Who does she think she is?.

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