About 70 elders live alone in urban centres

Wynter Mmolotsi
Wynter Mmolotsi

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Frans van der Westhuizen says a total of 73 elderly persons live alone in urban areas with nobody to take care of them.

Van der Westhuizen said seven are in Gaborone, 24 in Francistown, 15 in Selebi-Phikwe, 22 in Lobatse and five in Palapye. 

This was after the Member of Parliament (MP) for Francistown South Wynter Mmolotsi wanted the minister to inform Parliament on the number of elderly people who are staying alone without being cared for by anyone. 

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