'Formulate a plan in fighting rape'

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In a last few weeks our country experienced a huge number of rape and gender based violence and has reached pandemic proportion. The horrific rape of young girl child/teenagers/old women in our country and continued violence against our children cannot be left unchecked.

As survivors/victims we bear a responsibility to protect our children and ensure their safety while in other people’s care. We acknowledge that we need the support of all stakeholders and public, in turning the tide against gender based violence in our country.

We can no longer play lip-service, yet the future of our children is stolen from them day unto day, we want to see tangible action to stop this trend.

Editor's Comment
Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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