We Mourn With The Nation

At the time we wrote this comment, 111 Matsha Senior Secondary School students were battling for their lives in hospitals following a horrific accident that happened on Friday afternoon near Dutlwe.

This accident claimed the lives of seven students when the open truck they were travelling in to their homes overturned. We are informed five students died on the spot while two were certified dead upon arrival at the hospital. These were young lives that were lost while transported in an open truck. Accidents like this have been happening in Botswana over the years.

Decades ago, the government announced that students would no longer be transported in open trucks. We do not know whether the change of policy to transport students in safe mode of transport like buses and combis was abandoned or not. But the truth is, schools especially in rural areas, continue to transport students in open trucks.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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