Students in Mochudi are allegedly planning a protest against the police for an apparent lack of urgency in dealing with an upsurge in children abduction for ritual murder purposes.
Impeccable sources in Radikolo Junior Secondary School have said that they are mobilizing support from other schools after two students were abducted in less than two weeks.
Moagise Ntswetswe and Refilwe Molefhe were kidnapped by two unknown men using a black Mitsubishi Chariot.
They managed to escape with minor injuries.
If everything goes according to plan, the students will revolt without giving the authorities notice, sources have revealed.
By Tuesday this week, Mochudi village was littered with plain clothes police officers some from Gaborone to monitor the situation.
Meanwhile Radikolo school head, Tollo Phalayagae said he was not aware of a possible revolt from his school as result he did not put any security measures in place.
“Should the students revolt, it will be unfortunate as it will not help us in finding the culprits.
Examinations are around the corner and they will go ahead as planned.
The police here have urged the students to stay calm and I believe they have heeded the advice,” he said.
Station Commander Superintendent Olebile Sitale confirmed that at least five students were abducted by suspected killers for muti but escaped in five different incidents in the past three months.
He said all students are being monitored and security has been provided for their protection.
Regarding the possible student uprising Sitale said:“My officers have addressed students and parents in all schools in Mochudi.
We are worried and as the police we have interviewed one suspect so far, but no arrest has been made as yet.”
Riot police have however not been informed of the looming revolution as his office has not gathered enough intelligence information.
“Students unrest would destabilize the village, we are quite aware that students are angry and blame the police.
The truth of the matter however is that we are working round the clock to arrest the culprits.
Students are said to be refusing to go to school in fear of (borraboko) abductors.
But there is no need to fear because CID officers are everywhere monitoring the situation,” he said.