The localization exercise has led to the death of an expatriate after the work contract was terminated.
Police in Block 7 are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a Bangladeshi national who was found dead in his house.
Reports from Kanye allege that the architect at the South East council died after his employer rejected to extend his work contract.
It is reported that a few hours after he was officially informed by his employer that they would no longer need his services and given three months notice, the man drove to his house in Gaborone where he allegedly overdosed on some tablets some of which were found near his body.
His contract was expected to expire at the end of this year December.
“We are investigating an incident in which a Bangladeshi national was found dead in his house at Block 7 recently,” said the Station Commander of Sir Seretse Khama Airport Police Station, Superintendent King Tshebo. “We are not yet sure what could have led to the death of the man even though he might have overdosed on some tablets.”
Tshebo said they were informed that prior to his death, his employer apparently did not renew his contract and “this might also have contributed to his death”.
He further said a post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of his death while police investigations are continuing.
Tshebo said the name of the deceased is being withheld until his next of kin are informed.
However, the Deputy Council Secretary of the South East Council, Lenah Mahalalo, said, “It is true that one of our expatriate workers who was an architect has died but I do not know the circumstances surrounding his death.”