Gangsters� paradise

Thamaga gang members in  Molepolole Magistrate Court
Thamaga gang members in Molepolole Magistrate Court

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has decided to sponsor the notorious Thamaga gang group, known as Matsetsenkane, on a trip to Okavango to unwind, learn and each pocket P700 afterwards.

Mmegi has learnt that on Sunday, members of the dangerous gang will travel to Okavango with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Botswana Institute of Rehabilitation and Integration of Offenders (BIRRO) to ‘unwind’. The holiday is meant to engage the group in various discussions meant to lure the naughty boys out of their wayward ways.

BIRRO, a group of rehabilitated and reintegrated ex-convicts has been brought in to provide their past experiences and lecture to the gang. BIRRO was tasked with the tough job of identifying members of the gang and managed to get about 45, but only 36 are eligible to go to Okavango, as some will be in court accounting for their criminal activities.

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