Soldier found decomposed at Thebephatshwa

A Botswana Defence Force soldier at Thebephatshwa Air Base was reportedly found decomposed at the camp after missing for two weeks.

According to his colleagues the deceased Lance Corporal Tawana Tau was found to be missing after he did not turn up for duty on April 27th, 2022.

The following day his colleague called his parents in Ramotswa to find out if he was home, but the parents were clueless of his whereabouts since they thought he was at work.

“His body was later found decomposed and hanging from a tree with a piece of karate red belt tied around his neck in a bushy area. It is suspected that he may have committed suicide since a suicide note was found inside his house stating a list of all his property and his children’s names,” revealed a source.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Senior Superintendent Near Bagali, confirmed to this publication that they are investigating the incident.

“I can confirm that a 35-year-old member of the BDF was found hanging at Thebephatshwa on May 11th, 2022. Police investigations pertaining to circumstances that led to his death are continuing,” said the police boss.

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He was laid to rest at his home village last week Wednesday.

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