Mochudi Village, which is the seat of Kgatleng royalty, remains in suspense as security officers continue a manhunt for Kgosi Kgafela II, his younger brother, Mmusi, and a group of co-accused tribesmen.
In an interview with The Sunday Standard Online, Mochudi Police Station Officer, Kabelo Bome, said there was visible tension across the village.
“There is tension as you drive through the village. It is what causes that tension that I do not understand,” he said.
Kgafela did not appear in court yesterday afternoon after the Gaborone Regional Magistrate Barnabas Nyamadzabo had ordered that the young Kgosi be remanded in custody for 14 days pending trial.
Kgafela and some members of his regiments are accused of flogging a number of people in the Kgatleng District.
Assistant Superintendent Bome said his officers were still looking for Kgafela, adding that as of now there have been useful tips.
Bome also said there have been announcements made in the morning imploring Bakgatla not to go to work and school children not to go to school.
“But indications so far are that people have gone to work.”
He said no incidents had been reported to his office.