G-West hit by street robberies

Armed robbers being reprimanded by prison officers
Armed robbers being reprimanded by prison officers

A spate of robberies hit Gaborone West over the weekend. In one of the cases, a 28 year-old woman was admitted at the Princess Marina Hospital with a fractured thigh following a botched robbery.

According to the Gaborone West Police station commander, Agreement Mapeu, the woman and three male accomplices who were travelling in a car, attempted to rob a motorist along the Gaborone/Gabane road on Saturday evening.

Mapeu said the couple who were targeted were driving in front of the vehicle of the would be robbers. He said when the vehicle slowed down for a pedestrian, the one behind sped past and blocked it. 

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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