Squabbles, alcohol drive murder rate – Ramakorwane

Acting Police Commissioner Phemelo Ramakorwane PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Acting Police Commissioner Phemelo Ramakorwane PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Law enforcement officials have attributed the increasing murder rate in the country to conflicts in romantic relationships and bar altercations.

Acting Police Commissioner, Phemelo Ramakorwane, revealed there has been a rise in murders, with many linked to intimate relationships and public alcohol consumption.

Addressed the media at the official closing of the 50th Botswana Police Senior Officers Annual Conference recently, he stated: “We seem to be living in an angry society which no longer values the sanctity of life, choosing to kill whenever it suits them. We continue to record murder cases that started as something that could have been resolved verbally." "If one mistakenly steps on someone's toes at the bar, they get angry as if they've committed a major offence and it can escalate to a point where they end up stabbing (harming) you, and later, they regret their actions.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

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