Woman Returns From Overseas To Lodge Rape Case � Eight Years Later

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Kasane Police are investigating a case in which a rape case has been opened, eight years after the alleged ordeal.

The complainant reportedly visited Botswana as a tourist (country of origin unmentioned) that year and has only recently learnt that her daughter who had accompanied her on the trip was raped here during their stay. 

According to a source, the woman had visited the country with her three children and lodged at a certain lodge in Kasane, where the alleged incident took place. The woman apparently heard about her daughter’s ordeal only when she was diagnosed with recurring sexual transmitted infections.

Editor's Comment
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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