A reflection on crime fight as BPS commemorates 139 years

Mmusi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Mmusi PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Police Service’s (BPS) band trumpets will blow loudly tomorrow as the law enforcement men and women celebrate 139 years in the crime busting business. Mmegi Crime reporter, PINI BOTHOKO reflects on an often arduous fight to arrest crime that goes beyond just targeting petty criminals

The service has made great strides in delivering its mandate even though some areas remain a challenge.

As a cause for concern, the police have over the years been struggling to curb gender based violence (GBV) cases as murder, rape and defilement continue to spiral out of control with women and girls who are usually victims continuing to live in fear of criminals. Botswana has long been facing GBV crisis and the social ill does not seem to be ending as men continue to violate women and girls thus keeping the police busy. Rape Police have been sensetising both men and women about rape issues, but their efforts continue to fall on deaf ears as women and girls live in deepest fear of rapists who continue to violate them as they please.

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