'Hands off Autlwetse'

Autlwetse's house in Serowe
Autlwetse's house in Serowe

The government is livid at ‘politicians’ who allegedly burnt down the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse’s vehicle.

An emotionally charged press release by the acting permanent secretary (Botswana Government Communications and Information Systems), John-Thomas Dipowe released on Saturday came short of labelling the attack on the minister 'political violence'.

This is despite stating that investigations were still ongoing. “While police investigations are still ongoing, the government condemns in the strongest terms the politically motivated violence, which seeks to disturb the peace and tranquility that our citizens continue to enjoy under our democratic dispensation,” he wrote. Dipowe said government believes in the rule of law and therefore such barbaric acts cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.

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