Autlwetse tight-lipped on fire attack


FRANCISTOWN: The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse has said he will break his silence ‘at the right time’ after his car was burnt two weeks ago at his home in Serowe.

Sources have since said the minister remains on high alert and his security detail has been scaled up by the government following the incident. More than a week ago, Autlwetse’s Toyota Hilux GD-6 was engulfed by fire. A small portion of his house also caught fire. The police would later arrest three youth in relation to the incident.

The three have since appeared in court and will appear again for mention on April 20, 2022. “I do not want to talk about the incident for now. I have left everything in the hands of the police. It is important for the nation to get updates in relation to incidents such as this one, but I will talk at the right time. I do not want to end up saying something that might end up jeopardizsing the case,” said the minister in reaction to enquiries from Mmegi. The publication had contacted Autlwetse to establish the kind of interventions he has sought to enhance his safety, security and that of his family following the attack at his home. The government said the attacks on the minister’s property were politically motivated.

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