Top Cop denies mum left child home alone to attend Khama kgotla meeting
A buffalo trampled a three-year-old boy to death after his mother is said to have left him home alone to attend President Khama’s recent kgotla meeting in Kasane.
According to informed police sources, an angry bull buffalo flung the youngster to the ground and trampled him to death at his parents’ homestead in the shanty location of Kgaphamadi in Kasane.
It is said the mother had failed to securely close the gate to the compound as she rushed to the President’s kgotla meeting in the township last month.
Angry residents in the area are now calling for the mother to be charged and prosecuted for an offence of negligence.
When contacted for an official comment Kasane Police Station Commander Superintendent Silton Fidzani denied that the mother had left the child alone to attend the President’s kgotla meeting. He dismissed speculation to the contrary, from sources from within his department, as a ‘rumour.’
According to Fidzani the parents to the child were in the house while the boy was playing outside with other three boys of the same age. He said that the incident took place after two bull buffalos were fighting for territory.
The buffalo that killed the child had conceded defeat and was running away for safety, destroying the gate and trampling the young boy in the process.
The Superintendent said no action is likely to be taken against the mother, arguing that Kasane, “is a wildlife infested area where animals roam freely and cause destruction in the process.”