Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Defense Minister says security agents used reasonable force in Phase 2 shootings

Minister of Defense and Security Kagiso Mmusi has defended the use of force by security agents in the fatal shooting of 10 suspected cash-in-transit robbers in Gaborone Phase II in February 2022.

In his response to a question by Okavango legislator Kenny Kapinga, Mmusi, whose response was read by Minister of State President Kabo Morwaeng, underscored that the law permits the use of minimum and lethal force when necessary to effect an arrest.

Reassuring Parliament that security agencies under his ministry would continue to operate within the bounds of the law regarding the use of force. Kapinga had directed a series of questions to Mmusi concerning the tragic incident that occurred two years ago.

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