Thursday, October 29, 2020

BCP councillor fined for poaching

A Botswana Congress Party Councillor, Joseph Molamu, 50, together with two suspects were fined P3,000 for the illegal killing of guinea fowls in Mokobeng in Tswapong area.

Martinsdrift Station Commander, Supritendent Gaokganelwe Rannyena, says the three men – a councillor, a BDF officer and Sergeant Dingalo Pitso and a self-employed person, Ditsabatho Rakona, had pleaded guilty to the charge and were fined P3000 on Friday May17, 2013.

“The trio were using a licenced pistol which belongs to the area councillor for the wrong reasons. As such, they were charged for unlawful possision of three guinea fowls but they have since pleaded guilty to the charge and paid P1┬á000 each,” said Rannyena.

He added that the government ceased issuing guns to those found using them for the wrong reasons because they are normally issued with certain conditions.

The Botswana Congress Party spokesperson,Taolo Lucas, confirmed receiving the report from the BCP branch and said they are still investigating the matter and after that approprate action will be taken agaisnt him.

‘’This is a fresh matter because I recieved the report this morning (Monday) so we still have to find out before we can take any action against him; so we still need more time to look into the matter,” said Lucas.

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