Only dikgosi can flog – Kgosi Sekai


Following reports of a boot camp in Kgatleng where flogging is administered as punishment, Bakgatla regent Kgosi Bana Sekai has said only dikgosi have the authority to do so.

Botswana Institute for Reintegration and Rehabilitation of Offenders (BIRRO) boot camp at Tlhagale, just near Mosaditshwene made headlines with the chairperson, Mothei Sejakgomo admitting to flogging delinquents at the camp.

Sejakgomo and his team are accused of abuse in administering corporal punishment extremely, as well as verbal abuse amongst others. He has since defended his methods and believes he is rescuing many young people from ending up in prison.

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