A nation beset by many horrors

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The adage of ‘a peaceful and tranquil Botswana’ seems to be nothing more than a tale that doesn’t have a happily ever after ending.

The wheel of time subjects the nation to a decay of some sort, one that has ravaged the moral stance of the nation. News headlines of passion killings, rape, and gender-based violence (GBV) have become the order of the day inimical to a nation that used to hold its morality in high regard.

The nation continues to experience an uptick in murder cases alongside a rising tide in gender-related violent crimes. As of June 2023, the Botswana Police Service reported a total of 143 murder cases citing “misunderstanding between parties” as the main cause of murder.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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