Fists fly at KDC over Matsha tragedy
Uncontrollable emotions brewed yesterday ( Monday) at the Kweneng District Council special meeting when Botswana Democratic Party ( BDP) Councilor and Lentsweletau – Molepolole Sub District Council chairperson Botokanyana Motoroko attacked Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Councilor for Thamaga West Molatedi Selala with a headbutt followed with several fists. Motoroko beat Selala at the staff lounge where they were having tea at the end of the council meeting after a verbal clash at the council chambers.
Upon witnessing the fight, some councilors immediately came in between the two men to stop Motoroko who then disappeared. Police were called in and Selala has since opened a case against his colleague. The incident has been confirmed and filed by Molepolole Police Acting Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Gontse Segale.
“Selala came to us with a complaint that he has been beaten by one Motoroko and a case has been opened. Our investigations are underway and it will be upon completion of the investigations that someone will be brought before the magistrate,” Segale said. If found guilty of the offence, Motoroko faces a prison term not exceeding five years with or without corporal punishment as stated in the Penal Code.
The council meeting was called officially to inform the council of the tragic deaths of seven Matsha Secondary School students who hail from the Kweneng District. Not much was shared as police investigations were ongoing to determine the cause of the accident.
“ I have, however, asked that once the investigations are completed , I be given a copy of the