Zim-BW cross-border cattle rustling a concern

Cattle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Cattle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Even though Botswana Police Service (BPS) has nabbed a number of suspects through its Kgomo Khumo anti-stock theft operation lately, Botswana continues to raise concerns about livestock rustling along the country’s border with Zimbabwe.

This follows the February third session of the Zimbabwe-Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC) held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where Botswana officials raised the issue of cross-border cattle rustling.

Speaking on Tuesday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and Security, Botlhale Makgekgenene reminded the Commissioner of Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), General Tandabantu Godwin Matanga that one of the main concerns raised by BNC is livestock rustling.

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