Cattle-rustling refugees worry Dukwi chief

DUKWI: Dukwi village chief Bohedile Tlwaelang has expressed serious concern about refugees who engage in criminal activities.

Welcoming guests during the World Refugee Day on Friday, Tlwaelang said some refugees were in the habit of stealing livestock that belonged to residents of his village. He said that in some cases they collaborated with locals to steal livestock that entered the camp. “We have recently solved the issue with the police and settlement commandant. As we speak some refugees are in jail for stealing livestock. I appeal to the refuges to desist from committing such crimes because it may polarise your relationship with locals,” said the chief.

Tlwaelang commended Botswana for hosting refugees within her soils and condemned the recent xenophobic attacks that were meted on some foreign nationals in South Africa. “We are all Africans and should live together in peace and harmony,” said Tlwaelang.

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