Botswana: Dr Kwape calls on local authorities to help arson victims

Dr Lemogang Kwape, Kanye South Member of Parliament has urged local authorities to visit and assist families recently affected in an incident where their properties were torched by an arsonist.

He made the call while visiting the five affected families at Tsopye, Kgwakgwe and Mmasekou wards where three vehicles and three houses were gutted down by fire while four other houses had their windows shattered during the incident.

Dr. Kwape said he was disappointed that after the fire incidents occurred, no authorities have set foot there as yet while some families evidently needed support in terms of food and clothes.

However, he encouraged the affected families to put their trust in God and put the ill-fated incidents behind them, adding that just as the sun had set it would rise again.

“I leave you with nothing but God,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kanye police commander Mmoloki Mogale said the arsonist suspected to be a 24-year-old male resident of Tsopye ward was still on the run while appealing to residents to be watchful and assist with any information that could help them apprehend him.

He said they had positioned officers at strategic points across the village with a view to scaling up efforts to catch the pyromaniac.

Mr Mogale said the law allowed members of the public to apprehend the culprit where possible but warned them not to harm him.

Liberty Pazvakawambwa

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