In yet another horrific incident, only five days into the on-going commemoration of violence against women and children, commonly known as 16 days of activism, a Tlokweng woman was gunned down by a police sniper in what appears to be repercussions of a love triangle.
Information passed to The Telegraph suggests that a professional sniper within the Botswana Police Service, based at the Special Support Group (SSG), allegedly shot dead the woman in cold blood after he reportedly took a Grosser 4,5 and an AK 47 belonging to the Botswana Police and went to Ledumang where the incident occurred.
Reports say that the suspect fled the crime scene after the alleged shooting, driving away at high speed, heading to the northern parts of the country.
The suspect reportedly jumped out of the moving vehicle and sustained injuries and was rushed to Mahalapye Hospital where he is being treated under police surveillance.
The Acting Station Commander of Broadhurst Police Station in Gaborone, Assistant Superintendent Howard Modo, confirmed to The Telegraph on Monday that a 37-year-old woman of Kgosing Ward at Tlokweng Village was allegedly shot dead by a police sub inspector at Lodumang on Monday morning.
He said the suspected police officer used a service rifle whose type he was reluctant to disclose.
“Though it is too early to suggest what could have led to her death, the two were suspected to be involved in a love relationship,” Modo said and confirmed that the suspect was a sub inspector and had been arrested in Mahalapye.
Modo revealed that the service motor vehicle that he was driving was recovered.
He appealed to the public to seek professional help if they have problems with their partners.
Recently, a Mogoditshane police officer allegedly murdered his girlfriend then committed suicide.