Botswana's canon deficiency exposed

This past week, serious loopholes in the laws of Botswana were exposed when a 34-year old man who allegedly called a bank about an imminent bomb explosion in August appeared in court.

Bobo Molebatsi Zebe, who was arrested by agents of the Directorate of Intelligence Service on Independence Day, spent nearly a week in custody while authorities - including the Attorney Generals Chambers and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions - unsuccessfully scoured statute books for a suitable charge.

A source told Mmegi that the crux of the matter was that Botswana does not have an anti-terrorism law and must do with pieces of legislation that fall far too short of the gravity of terrorism offences.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

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