Of missing persons, alleged ritual killings

Molepolole residents are of the view that these cases mainly spiral out of control towards the General Election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Molepolole residents are of the view that these cases mainly spiral out of control towards the General Election PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

For years, Botswana has been experiencing a surge in cases of missing persons with the phenomena most prevalent in Molepolole village. Every year, the police record high numbers of people who go missing and 2023 has not been spared as these cases remain topical. Mmegi Crime reporter PINI BOTHOKO follows the story

Recently, two people went missing in Molepolole, something that pushed villagers to run amok burning houses, a shelter at the village kgotla, and tyres blocking the main roads as they suspected the missing persons were abducted for ritual purposes.

Then, a taxi driver Phenyo Jakoba went missing on November 9, 2023 after failing to return home from work, which raised the family’s worry as they described it as a strange thing for him to have done.

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