Hunt begins for bus rank �stripping� thugs

The bus rank is almost always a hive of activity
The bus rank is almost always a hive of activity

They don’t come from Mars or originate in outer space. They live amongst us, day by day. They are brothers, sons, uncles, fathers and friends and you have a responsibility to tell the police if any of them was involved in the recent bus rank stripping incident. Staff Writer, PINI BOTHOKO sounds the alarm

Last Sunday, a young woman was stripped at the Gaborone Bus Rank by what appeared to be a crazed group of adult men old enough to be her father. She was insulted and mocked with one recording the unfortunate incident as an obscene memorial. Not a single member of the mob tried to protect the young woman. Not even the women who were clearly in the midst. They too laughed and apparently encouraged others to abuse the girl.

The video went viral on social media, triggering an uncomfortable national debate on the patriarchy, gender abuse as well as rape culture in the country.

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