Sunday, September 27, 2020

Bakgatla to demonstrate against heinous crimes

The increasing spate of heart wrenching crimes that continue to rock the Kgatleng district have compelled Bakgatla to take to the streets in protest, in a bid to implore the community to tone down and seek help if they are faced with domestic problems.

The decision to hold the demonstration comes after a recent incident that occurred during the festive season, when a young man left the whole district in shock after suffocating his lover, ripping her heart out and later committing suicide.

The organizer of the demonstration, councilor Molefe Molefe of Boseja ward in Mochudi, which has apparently been hardest hit by the spate of crimes, said on Friday that they have decided to take to the streets today (Sunday), in the hope that they will be able to appeal to the residents of the Kgatleng district, especially the youth.

“The latest incident was the most heinous that this country has ever experienced, and it is our fervent hope that by holding a demonstration against such crimes, we will be able to reach out to the young generation and compel them to seek assistance if they need it” he said.

Councilor Molefhe said that he was one of the first people to arrive at the scene of the crime, and the sight that met him will forever be indented in his memory.

The demonstration will start from the Kgatleng district offices to Boseja ward kgotla where a church service will be held. The police will also take part in the demonstration as resource persons.

A number of parents in Mochudi have also expressed concern at the ever increasing rate of crime in the village. Kgosi Sekai also said that the tribal authority is very worried about the high level of crime in the village, especially in Boseja ward. He assured the public that they will do what it takes to ensure that public safety is guaranteed. He also reminded the villagers that the village leadership is always ready and willing to assist and support those who have social problems.

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