The Good Hope Sub District Council suffered a grave loss in the early hours of Tuesday when the Council Secretary, Patrick Ncaayagae, died at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone.
Superintendent Stephen Majaga, of Wood Hall Police Station in Lobatse, said that Ncaayagae’s neighbours had responded to his call for help the previous morning and found him in flames at the entrance of his residence in the Goodhope Council houses.
The neighbours managed to alert the police of this incident and took him to the Good Hope Primary Hospital where he was attended to and then later referred to Princess Marina Hospital with the hope that he would get better treatment there.
Ncaayagae later died at the Princess Marina Hospital.
Majaga further stated that the police were awaiting a pathology report from the doctors at the hospital for clarity on the actual cause of death before they could state it. He also added that although investigations are still ongoing they do not suspect any form of foul play and the involvement of another person in this incident.
Earlier reports regarding Ncaayagae had implicated him in a tendering scandal involving the importation of water meters from Holland, which had allegedly cost Goodhope Sub-District Council a hefty P2 Million. The matter had put the administration of the council at loggerheads with councilors due to the fact that prior to the procurement of these water meters, there had been no tender advertised to this regard.
Though he was based in Good Hope, Ncaayagae was from Mmopane Village and is survived by a wife and two children.