G-West shoot-out survivor to sue police

Armed police on high alert PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Armed police on high alert PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

On November 25 last year, Batswana rushed to shopping malls as the Black Friday fever kicked in. For Mpho Oswald Matsoga, the day will remain indelible in his mind as it ended with a bullet tearing his left armpit, ploughing through his body and shattering his motor vehicle window.

Now he lives to tell the tale as he recollects the day he was mistakenly shot by the police in a cash-in-transit (CIT) encounter. This week Matsoga speaks to Mmegi about the grueling encounter.

Matsoga has now slapped Botswana Police Service (BPS) with an intention to sue as he demands redress for damages, emotional suffering, trauma and loss of business.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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