Buddhists give up on lost statue

The whereabouts of the statue remain a mystery
The whereabouts of the statue remain a mystery

The Buddhist community is giving up hope of ever finding their precious 500-kilogrammes Buddha statue, which was stolen at the Gaborone North temple four months ago.

The statue was stolen mid-July when thieves broke into the temple and somehow loaded and drove away with the statue valued at P250,000.

The theft occurred at a sensitive time as Botswana and China were engaged in a heated diplomatic spat over government’s decision to open borders to Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

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