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Police record 105 rape cases in 7 days!

Publishing Date : 07 January, 2019

Author : KENNETH MOSEKIEMANG

Botswana Police Service has from December 21st 2018 to January 3rd 2019 recorded 109 rape cases. In addition the police also registered 39 deaths during the period, 28 of which resulted from road traffic accidents and 11 were murder cases.


Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Dipheko Motube revealed through a press statement that one accident in which many people lost their lives happened on the 29th of December 2018, 45 kilometres from Pandamatenga in which a Toyota Quantum knocked from behind a trailer which was towed by a truck while the driver tried to overtake the truck and as a result the combi caught fire and 6 people lost their lives.


Botswana Police Service preliminary statistics report the police recorded 109 rape cases, an increase of 29 rape cases when compared to the same period last year which had 80 cases. Assistant commissioner Motube has revealed that preliminary investigations show that most rape cases happened at different places where festivities were held. “This is a worrisome factor as rape is one of the violent and intrusive crimes,” Motube said in a statement.


Last year during this period 29 people died in road accidents from December 18, 2017 to January 02, 2018. The areas that were mostly affected are the south central and north central division, which covers places among others the greater Gaborone, Ramotswa, Mochudi, Selebi-Phikwe, Serowe and Letlhakane. During the current review period a total number of 105 break-ins were recorded during the operation as well as 45 robbery cases.

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