Kapinga calls for crime victims� compensation fund


MAUN: Former Botswana Police deputy commissioner, Kenny Kapinga has advised Botswana to set up a crime victims’ compensation fund in instances where crime perpetrators are unable to pay for damages.

The former diplomat was presenting under the topic: ‘Criminal Justice and Human rights’, during the human rights conference at Rileys Hotel. The conference was organised by the Ngamiland Council for Non Governmental Organisations known by its acronym, NCONGO.

“Countries internationally are setting up compensation funds to compensate victims of crime where criminals are unable to pay. Botswana should emulate this,” he said.

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