Soldier in police custody for pedestrian's death

Accident scine
Accident scine

FRANCISTOWN: A 27-year-old Botswana Defence Force (BDF) male soldier based at the Glen Valley camp was arrested on Friday for allegedly running over and killing a pedestrian in Tonota.

Tonota Police Station commander, Oteng Ngada confirmed that they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the village. The incident took place on Friday night along the A1 Highway.

According to Ngada, the soldier was driving a Toyota RunX that hit the pedestrian who was crossing the road from the western side to the east end. He said the pedestrian, a 35-year-old man from Tonota, was certified dead upon arrival at a local clinic.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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