Police hit back in crash lawsuit


The Botswana Police Service (BPS) says air wing captain superintendent, Keokeditse Sobatha, who commanded the helicopter that killed her and two other officers in a crash last April, was under no specific command to pilot the craft on the fateful day.

The revelation is contained in answering affidavits filed by BPS this week in response to a suit brought by families of the three deceased officers. The three died when their helicopter crashed while on a routine flight between Gumare and Maun.

Families recently issued police with an ultimatum to respond, after receiving a terse report on the accident. The families are now demanding very detailed reports to show exactly what happened to their loved ones.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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