The Botswana National Front learned with shock the death of eleven young students of Sedie Junior Secondary School in a tragic accident near Mmashoro.
The party is particularly saddened that the young students were returning to Maun in high spirits after successfully participating in a sports event in Gaborone and were obviously anticipating a triumphant and celebratory arrival back at their school. Our hearts go out to their fellow students at Sedie, to their teachers and particularly to their parents, all of whom must now deal with the aftermath of this tragic loss of life.
The BNF further extends its sincerest condolences to the school and to families of all the deceased and injured.
We know that loss of life is a painful experience for all families.
But, above all, we know that the death of a child causes the deepest of pain for any parent.
This is why the BNF is joining the nation in this moment of shock and pain in extending words of comfort to the bereaved families and praying that God will offer them the comfort and healing they so richly deserve. We also pray for the speedy recovery of all those who were injured some of whom are still in critical condition.
May the souls of our departed children rest in peace. The BNF also takes this opportunity to urge Batswana to heighten their road safety awareness to reduce injury, loss of life and property on our roads. We should all re-double our efforts in this regard in memory of the deceased students.
A mewa ya bone e robale ka kagiso. A ba bone boikhutso.
Moeti Mohwasa (BNF Information and Publicity Secretary)