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TRAGIC LOSS: Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha

TRAGIC LOSS: Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha

The Botswana Police Service helicopter which has been missing for the past three days was finally found and reported crashed  on Wednesday. 

The helicopter which carried Superintendent Keokeditswe Sobatha from Molepolole, Assistant Superintendent Shepherd Ntobedzi from Kalakamati village and Inspector Ricardo Modiri Mabotho from Lekgolobotlo disappeared between Gumare and Maun on Sunday evening.

It was found by the search and rescue team crashed in the Okavango Delta with no survivors on Wednesday.

The police commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe revealed that investigations into the circumstances that led to the crash and unfortunate death of the crew had commenced.

Inspector Ricardo Modiri Mabotho

Inspector Ricardo Modiri Mabotho

Even though the commissioner was cagey with information, sources close to The Voice have raised suspicions that the helicopter might have been shot down by poachers.

Another source within Botswana Police said that the helicopter did not lose direction as suspected but crashed within its flying route.

“What is not yet known is whether the helicopter crashed and caught fire or if it caught fire before it crashed,” the source said.


Sobatha

Sobatha

3 Responses to “POLICE OFFICERS PERISH IN HELICOPTER CRASH”

  1. Chris M 2014/04/27

    Sad! Our heroes! Deep condolences to the families! May they be comforted.

  2. letimone 2014/04/29

    These guys could have jumped out(PARACHUTE)immediately the helicopter reported the fault and leave the chopper to crush to save their lives, the government must buy ROOIVALK helicopters cauz it can withstand tough conditions.

  3. GAYLA INTERNATIONAL [Pty] Ltd 2014/05/03

    This is a very sad tragedy, We at Gayla International USA and our partners in THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA wish to express our deepest heartfelt condolence to the beautiful people of Botswana and the families of the police personnel’s. May their souls rest in peace.

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