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Man dies in hit and run incident

07 Mar 2023

Ramotswa Police have urged members of the public to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the driver involved in a suspected hit and run incident that claimed the life of 32-year-old man Sunday morning.

The accident occurred before a four way junction towards Lesetlhana Primary School in Ramotswa at around 1am.

Ramotswa Police station commander, Superintendent Keoagile Tau said the deceased was found lying down at the scene of the incident with grievous injuries.
Supt. Tau said the police were alerted of the incident by members of the community, who found the deceased lying down following a loud banging sound suspected to be of a car hitting something.
Supt. Tau on arrival at the scene the police only found the deceased and there was no presence of the car that was involved in the incident.
“We appeal to whoever has any information that could be useful in the investigation to come forward and present it to the police,” he said.
Mr Tau said his office was concerned by hit and run incidents in Ramotswa.

Supt. Tau has therefore urged members of the public to be alert when walking around at night and where possible avoid late night movement.
Supt. Tau further advised drivers to be cautious and be responsible on the road to avoid accidents and accordingly report to the police when involved in accidents.
Meanwhile Botswana Police Service is offering a reward of P25 000 to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of suspects involved in the murder of Mr Alfred Modisaotsile Makete.
Mr Makete was a police officer stationed at Ramotswa and was found dead along Phatana Road in Ramotswa on December 04, 2022.
Anyone with information about the suspects should contact Ramotswa Police Station on 5391700/ 5390217 or 999 or contact the nearest Police Station.
Meanwhile Supt Tau has raised concern over the use of illicit drugs such as motokwane (dagga) in Ramotswa.  
“The youth aged between 20 and 34 years are involved in the use of drugs to an extent of ploughing motokwane in their backyards for business purposes,” said Supt Tau.
He said the use of drugs was a criminal offence and equally a challenge to one’s health. ENDS




Source : BOPA

Author : Itumeleng Naane

Location : Ramotswa

Event : Interview

Date : 07 Mar 2023