Outrage as man expresses desire to rape baby

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A man who expressed the desire to rape a baby girl on twitter after seeing her photo on the Little Miss Universe Botswana page has told the mother of the baby that some-body else had hijacked his twitter account and tweeted the evil desire.

The culprit Buchilo Bechwa  got a barrage of criticism from Batswana after his nasty twitter remarks were first screen-shot, shared, and condemned by an online publication, Botswana Online Magazine, before it was also shared on fight crime in Gaborone facebook page. Hundreds of concerned Batswana called for his immediate arrest and stern punishment.

While  the mother of the child, Tebogo Mokwena over the weekend told The Monitor that the culprit phoned to  claim that he did not do it, The Monitor can confirm that  on Wednesday and Thursday , Buchilo Bechwa  was actively defending his actions on  facebook, claiming that it was just a joke, and that his parents understood it  simply as  such.

However, by Friday, Buchilo Bechwa had bolted out of Facebook and  all his  previous comments could not be tracked.

Despite  wide talk on social media on Friday and Saturday  to the effect that the culprit was in Police custody, the mother of the  girl child told The Monitor that she had not yet reported the matter to the police. Mokwena said she does not know the culprit personally, and only learnt late in the week that he is a distant relative, but said  he will have to face the consequences of his irresponsible actions irregardless of whether they may be distant relatives or not.

“ He finally phoned after claiming to be busy at work; I have made it clear to him what ever happens he only has himself to blame because no one asked him to comment on the picture, voters simply had to click like on the photo of the child, but he decided to comment in a way that suited him. “ What action we will be taking after this, he only has himself to blame; his comments were very unpleasant”, said the mother.

“ I am yet to meet with his relatives and the pageant organisers regarding the way forward”, said Mokwana.

Although he has since bolted out of Facebook,  the culprit was still active on twitter over the weekend using his usual twitter handle,  Uncle B @bechwa_Dumbu.

On Saturday he  wished happy birth day to his 3 year old son, Andile, tweeted about going to watch Dirang Moloi making his debut for Township Rollers.

He also used his twitter account deflate criticism as  he claimed that  he is part of the family.  In one of his tweets  during the barrage on January 28 he says,

the way my dad trust me gaaka tsena mo twitter oka wa ka pelo shem.!LOL …gatwe my dad wa ganetse distory tse gotweng kedi tweet-ile.!LOL. On the same day he also regretted that somebody had told his mother about the tweet.

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