• BDF Soldiers and DIS operative arrested for poaching.

Hardly before the ink had dried on President Ian Khama’ speech on how poaching has become a menace to the tourism industry, two Botswana Defence Force soldiers and a DIS operative were arrested for poaching.
The  accused officers, a major stationed at the Sir Seretse Khama barracks clinic,  a Lance corporal at unit 177 and  a DIS sergeant at unit 194 were caught by their colleagues in possession of two slaughtered Gemsboks  in the Trans Frontier park recently.

Gemsboks are the main attraction to the Trans Frontier Park which  is an amalgamation of Kalahari Gemsbok national park in South Africa and Gemsbok National Park in Botswana covering 3.6 million hectares.
‘’The sergeant is normally deployed at Directorate of Intelligence and is from that area.

They were caught by a team of soldiers from the commandant intelligence and handed over to the police,’’an inside source revealed
Confirming the arrest the BDF said in a statement:”It is true that three members of the BDF were arrested over the weekend on allegations of poaching at Trans-frontier Park. The matter is being investigated by the Botswana Police Services.

Tsabong police station commander, Mokolobetsi Marata said: ‘’Yes we have in custody three soldiers who were arrested in possession of two dead gemsbok on Saturday at KD 15 in Trans frontier park. They are from Kanye, Phitshane and Tsabong respectively.Two are aged 37 while the other one is 41.’’

Marata further stated  that the men were still to appear before the Tsabong magistrate court and if found guilty they could be sentenced to five years imprisonment and a P5000 fine.’’

The police boss noted that poaching was a serious problem in the Kgagadi area and this was the second case to be reported since beginning of the year, adding that in the past they have had major  concerns about the poaching of lion cubs, which were sold in South Africa.

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ao! bo loo lwame loo,le bone ba dira mo go fe jaanong? no wonder fa ba tswa trip o fethela ba nonne,go riana ke di poacher ija.ma BDF a baneng ba ba tshwara ga ba itse gore motho o ja fa a berekang teng.hard luck bo skwata


Ao! Yaanong go utswa bone ba tautona a ba tshepang? Go maswe.


ga di ja magosi rona malata re ba ga mang………


Monna wa Kanye le wa Phitshane,a ga gona dinama ko magaeng a nyena? lo lucky ka lo na le wa ko gae, ene ke gore ke ene yo o lo reilen a re nama e ntsi ko ga chona! nkare lo kabo lo mpoleletse leina la gaagwe.




Batho hokotsang masole, ba bantsi thata le bone. Ha ba simolola ba a a ja diphologolo jaana, ba tsile go di hetsa. Re utlwaletse gape gore ba na le go ja dipodi tsa batho ka ha mokwena go bapa le Thebephatshwa. Ba hokotseng, le ba neele YFF ba ye go lema masimo ba rue leruo. Ga re tlhoke banna ba ba kana ba tlhwa ba rwele ditlhobolo go sena ntwa.