�A giant, a servant, a gentleman�

Mrs Merafhe in the middle
Mrs Merafhe in the middle

Hundreds of mourners thronged the National Stadium in Gaborone for an impassioned memorial for the Vice President, Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe yesterday afternoon.

The 77 year-old Merafhe passed away last Wednesday after a prolonged illness.

During the memorial service, Batswana from across the political divide thronged stands and tents at the stadium where various speakers fondly remembered the founding commander of the Botswana Defence Force, who served the country in many capacities for over five decades.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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