Lightning strike kills woman: Witchcraft or Mother Nature?

Phodiso Baatweng was struck by lightining on Thursday
Phodiso Baatweng was struck by lightining on Thursday

Within the half-hour the rain clouds gathered, lightning struck and she was dead.

The family of a young woman has been left with more questions than answers as they too wonder if their relative's incident was witchcraft or just an unfortunate incident by Mother Nature.

When she left home to fend for her family on Thursday, 29-year-old Phodiso Baatweng would have never imagined the tragedy that awaited her.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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