Rape Cases On The Rise

Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe. PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe. PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

TONOTA: Botswana Police Service (BPS) commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe has stated that police around the country have since January this year recorded a total of 1,700 and 600 cases of rape and defilement respectively.

Makgophe revealed this during the launch of the ‘60 Days of Action on Crime and Road Safety’ at the village’s main Kgotla.

In his address, the police commissioner said most of the victims of rape were young girls who were still under the age of 16.

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