Man kills himself with parents’ gun

The picture is for illustrative purposes only and is not the actual weapon involved in the incident
The picture is for illustrative purposes only and is not the actual weapon involved in the incident

A 21-year-old man shot and killed himself with his parents' gun at Block 8 in Gaborone on Friday (December 29).

According to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKA) station commander, Superintendent Mmoloke Sebako, the incident happened at the parents’ house. The deceased originates from the Kgatleng area.

“The deceased was staying in Tsholofelo East. “He then went to his parents’ house in Block 8 where he found the gun and committed suicide. “His lifeless body was discovered by his parents when they returned home. “We do not have information on how he accessed the gun, but we suspect that as a boy child, his parents had informed him about everything that they own including the gun.” Sebako said.

He said the police are yet to establish the motive for the suicide because there was no note left by the deceased. He added that this is an isolated incident in his area.


Meanwhile, Sebako said while his policing area has been generally quiet over the festive period, they registered minor road incidents. Regarding the New Year, Sebako said the plan is to deploy police officers in areas such as Mmopane, Block 8 and Gaborone North.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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