Woman, 31, busted for possession of illegal firearm


A 31-year-old woman from Phase 1 in Selebi-Phikwe is in police custody for illegal possession of an object resembling a pistol along with ammunition.

The arrest transpired after the police received a tip regarding the suspect and her boyfriend engaging in the trade of illicit substances. Upon arriving at their residence on a Saturday afternoon to search for these alleged drugs, the police discovered a concealed 9mm pistol and five rounds of ammunition.

The suspect was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for the presence of the items during police questioning.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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