Two Boys Drown

| January 6, 2015

Police in Tshesebe are investigating an incident in which two boys both aged eight, drowned at the confluence of the Ramokgwebana and Senyawe rivers on December 31.

In an interview, Assistant Superintendent Noah Maphorisa of Tshesebe police disclosed that they received a report at around 8pm that the duo, who were members of the same family in Siviya had gone missing.

He explained that while searching for the boys the next day, their clothes were found on a rock where the two rivers meet a development he noted sparked suspicions that they might have drowned.

Asst Supt Maphorisa added that the search team, which comprised scuba divers from the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) managed to retrieve the body of one of the boys at around 10am while the second body was retrieved about an hour later.

Both boys, whose bodies are lying at Masunga primary hospital awaiting postmortem were certified dead on arrival at the hospital, he said.

He appealed to parents to take care of their children, particularly during bad weather noting that it was raining at the time the police received the report of the missing boys.

Furthermore, he said it was critical for parents to keep a watchful eye on their children at all times to ensure their safety, adding that it was common for children who play unsupervised to end up in situations that put their lives in serious danger.

Meanwhile, the acting Station Commander for Masunga Police Assistant Superintendent Thuso Basuti said itwas relatively peaceful and calm in his policing area during the New Year’s Day holidays.

He stated that in the period from December 19 to 30, they recorded two cases of house breaking and theft, one case of burglary and theft, two cases of storeroom breaking and theft, as well as some 56 minor offences.

Asst Supt Basuti said during the same period at the end of 2013, they had recorded no cases of house breaking and theft while those of storeroom breaking and theft stood at two.

The statistics for minor offences had during that period stood at 91, he said.

He said the police had in the just ended holidays stepped up their visibility in all the 23 villages that fall within their jurisdiction, something he said gave great impetus to their efforts to curb crime.

Asst Supt Basuti also thanked the public for their collaboration with the police in fighting crime.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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