Stepfather found guilty of raping stepdaughter

Francistown Magistrate Court
Francistown Magistrate Court

FRANCISTOWN: The number of mothers who try without success to conceal sexual assault cases their children report to them seem to be on the rise.

Yesterday, Magistrate Kose Makobo convicted a Zimbabwean man-whose names have been withheld for ethical reasons-of raping his stepdaughter in 2016.

In the case, the victim attended a primary school in one of the local schools here.

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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