Mogoditshane's Escalating Crime Dredges Up Dread

Drained by the spate of unbridled crime, residents of Mogoditshane live in constant fear and have plead for government to increase police visibility.

Through their Member of Parliament, Sedirwa Kgoroba, residents of the peri-urban village have made a request to hold a protest match against crime. Residents outlined that they are no longer free to go about their daily lives without being caught up in violence. Rape, murder, armed robbery, burglary and assaults have become too common in Mogoditshane, residents say and police reports indicate.The village has turned into a crime haven with criminals making a kill almost on a daily basis. For the majority of people who relocate from far-flung villages for greener pastures in Gaborone, their first stop is Mogoditshane, where they target cheaper or affordable accommodation.

This in the process is slowly turning the village into a densely populated area, something that comes along with undesirables like the increase in criminal activity.

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