Absence of Local Police beginning to be felt at Tribal Administration offices

source: Sunday Standard
by Reuben Pitse

It is almost a year after the abolishment of the Local Police Service and its assimilation into Botswana Police Service.

But the tribal leaders are now describing the situation as “chaotic” since the departure of the Local Police while, on the other hand, the government says it is busy recruiting court bailiffs to take over the duties of the departed local police.

Some tribal leaders are expressing disappointment after the local police were taken away.
“I wonder why the government decided to abolish local police,” said Kgosi Mmirwa Malema of Babirwa. “Right now there are no people to send to execute court duties.”

He said much of the chaos within tribal offices throughout the [continue reading]


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