�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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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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