Children thrown into Caprivi political fire

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The plight of children is taking centre stage as the Government of Botswana is reportedly hauling former Namibian refugees still remaining at the Dukwi Refugee Camp to the Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants (FCII) pending a clandestine and forced deportation to their country of origin.

Amongst the detainees are 30 students due to write national examinations, made up of 11 Standard 7s, 10 Form 3s and nine Form 5s. The exams are in a few weeks’ time.

The earliest statistics from sources near the refugee camp reported that 66 refugees, including their hand-cuffed leader, Felix Kakula were transported to the FCII last Friday (6/09/19) while an additional 69 were expected to have been moved on Monday (09/09/19). Kakula was initially isolated from others but was later reunited with them.

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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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