Soldier lashed for beating lover

A 35-year-old soldier based at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks, Bakang Bakilo, was yesterday given two lashes at Mogoditshane Customary Court for beating up his girlfriend on Sunday. The two apparently had a dispute over changing their children’s surnames.

According to the particulars of the case, the soldier’s girlfriend went to visit Bakilo at the barracks on Sunday evening to check on the couple’s two children. “He complained that the children had to be given better care.

I asked if it would not be better if I took the children, to give them the care they needed. “He said to be given assistance by the army, the children would have to change their surnames to his. We had an argument on the matter and he began assaulting me,” testified the complainant.  

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